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Local Governments Feel the Impact of Cuts

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 6:21 am

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty plans to slash about $250 million in payments to local governments in order to balance the state’s budget.  Minnesota currently faces a $1.2 billion shortfall.

Pine County will lose about $700,000 due to the cuts, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.  However, Pine County Coordinator Mark LeBrun says the impact on the county is limited.

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Kanabec County is poised to lose $500,000 due to the cuts.   Isanti County will lose about  $750,000 and Chisago County will see about a $1.4 million cut.

See the complete list of 2010 county aid reductions here.  2011 county aid reductions here.

City reductions in Local Government Aid can be seen here.

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