If you've been knee-deep in candy canes and final city budget documents the past few weeks, the Minnesota Cities magazine January-February edition features a legislative insert that will bring you up to speed on results of the last legislative session, the 2014 elections, and city issues in 2015.
The issue will be available online soon and mails to your doorstep or office on Jan. 14. We hear the reindeer are on vacation, so expect to receive this delivery via U.S. Postal Service.
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Get a rundown of topics to watch, including railroad issues, city street funding, early voting, and more. See the full list of 17 priorities that League lobbyists will focus on during the 2015 session.
In addition, you'll find in-depth coverage of recent broadband developments and what they mean for economic development, as well as a feature on how cities are dealing with a shortage of workforce housing.
Want to get involved in advocating for cities at the state level? You'll also find an interview with Hutchinson city building official Lenny Rutledge, who decided to testify at a committee hearing last year and shares what he thought about the process.
And as always, the League of Minnesota Cities Legislative Action Center is your hub for advocacy tools and information, including how to contact the intergovernmental relations team.