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Small cities worry over state aid's future

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ST. PAUL -- Cities would receive more state money next year if legislators approve Governor Mark Dayton's budget, but after that some could get smaller checks from the Capitol.

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Dayton proposes adding $80 million next year to the Local Government Aid (LGA) program that primarily helps Greater Minnesota and urban cities, a 19 percent increase. In two years, he proposes that a new formula be used to determine how much cities get, a formula that some fear would reduce their payments.

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