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VIDEO: State Revenue Sharing and Public Safety

May 09, 2011 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

As conservatives aim to cut budgets and reduce public service across Minnesota, deep cuts to state revenue sharing will impact more than just property taxes.  Police and fire safety services rely on local goverment aid to keep a staff on-call 24-7 to maintain public safety.  

Proposed cuts to LGA in St. Paul could cut even more staff and result in longer response times to emergencies around the city.


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  • Everett Flynn says:

    May 9, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    This is the story behind all the political grandstanding.  This is a sliver of the unhappy truth behind a state budget balanced through cuts and cuts alone.  Personally, I think officials like these need to do more to make themselves heard.  They are not serving their constituents well by quietly soldiering on in the face of nearly 10 years of budget cutting and the stagnant state revenue picture.  Why aren’t more local officials like this SOUNDING OFF??? 

    Why aren’t more local officials making plain what the truth is behind the extremist approach of Republicans in our legislature? 

    And why aren’t the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press and the local news channels doing stories like this?

    What GIVES?