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Rural cities concerned by House budget plan

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The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities told rural representatives on Monday that the House budget plan leaves out room for expanded state aid to cities.

"We believe that failure to increase funding for LGA this year is tantamount to a tax increase," the coalition's John Sundvor said.

The coalition and others who support LGA increases say added state aid would mean local governments can keep their property tax increases down.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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