Minneapolis passes 2013 budget, 1.77% tax hike

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  • Updated: December 12, 2012 - 8:51 PM

City Council approved 1.77 percent property tax hike, realignment of some services, funding for more 911 workers.

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drfranktDec. 12, 12 9:13 PM

But of course there's a tax hike...why would you expect anything less from the dem. stronghold?

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cartoonconnDec. 12, 12 9:29 PM

All they do is tax and spend and we get nothing in return.

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dtmonkeyboyDec. 12, 1210:58 PM

They don't spend. In fact the Minneapolis budget has been flat when adjusted for inflation for more than a decade. The problem is that the state has been taking a larger percentage of the sale stax revenue leaving the city short millions. They have already cut thousand of employees.

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pomooneDec. 13, 12 6:50 AM

Would someone please list those republican run cities that have passed budgets smaller than the previous year? I just don't see Minneapolis' situation to be any different than what is being experienced in other cities, regardless of which party is in power.

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mnborn2Dec. 13, 12 7:29 AM

LET'S SEE: CITY- 1.77%, SCHOOL BOARD- 4%, HENNEPIN COUNTY- .93%, PARK BOARD 3%. THAT'S 9.7%. AND RYBEK SAYS PROPERTY TAX WILL NOT RISE FOR 70% OF HOMEOWNERS. I KNOW THAT HE'S REFERRING TO THE CITIES 1.7% TAX RISE, BUT LOOKING AT THE BIG PICTURE IS GOING TO HURT A LOT OF HOMEOWNERS. MR MAYOR-"LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE".

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harrisstevenDec. 13, 12 8:29 AM

That extra 20 million should help with the money we will owe Zyggy.

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harrisstevenDec. 13, 12 8:31 AM

There are a lot of people who don't get raises to "adjust for inflation"...so, YES, it is a tax hike. It is not "flat" when people with fixed incomes pay more.

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Truckman182Dec. 13, 12 9:50 AM

You folks in Minneapolis made your own bed by electing RT again and again. Tax and spend!!!

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garagewineDec. 13, 1210:02 AM

"The problem is that the state has been taking a larger percentage of the sale stax revenue leaving the city short millions."---The state is taking the same percentage of sales tax revenue that it has for the last two decades. It is the counties and the city that have raised their rates.

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dtmonkeyboyDec. 13, 12 3:53 PM

harrisssteven, using your logic the city should never raise taxes because there is always someone on a fixed income. Are you suggesting that Minneapolis hsould have the same budget as 1932, 1950...when? Because the Budget in 1932 would not even pay the utility bills for city street lights.

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