Minneapolis, St. Paul to get more state help

  • Article by: Eric Roper and Kevin Duchschere , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: April 9, 2013 - 11:43 PM

After rare accord between metro and rural cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul are set to receive the first increase in five years.

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borisbadenovApr. 10, 13 5:44 AM

Stop it! More political payback! Minneapolis and St. Paul are not good stewards of our tax dollars. The leaders have proven to be inept and incompetent and yet as long as they promise residents more freebies and lower taxes they are re-elected. Dayton and his band of merry men need this voter base and so they will funnel our tax dollars into the money pits.

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gophfan10101Apr. 10, 13 6:37 AM

Hold on! I've been told by the limo liberals on this site who live in the city that Minneapolis and St Paul were the ones supporting the rest of us rural folks with this LGA. Ha! When will you lefties figure out that your big cities are poorly run money pits that sponge off the rest of the state. You are welcome that folks like me are paying YOUR bills.

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EleanoreApr. 10, 13 7:09 AM

Disgusting. How many more reasons to people need to see that the party is working for itself only and harming the state in the process.

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benleeApr. 10, 13 7:14 AM

I see where Dayton and the DFL legislature's priorities lie. They would much rather buy votes in the Metro than doctor's votes in Rochester.

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elmore1Apr. 10, 13 7:34 AM

Don't quote RT as a good steward of govt money. He is just gaming the system for more hairbrained ideas for Mpls.

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EleanoreApr. 10, 13 7:49 AM

"They would much rather buy votes in the Metro than doctor's votes in Rochester." - Just so long as people recognize that's what they are doing, acting against the people and using our property as a political advancement tool for themselves.

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rickbmnApr. 10, 13 8:14 AM

More proof that liberal tax and spend policies result in failure! (Note CA, cities in CA, Detroit, IL, NY- all run by libs!) The two largest cities in the stated need money from the rest of the state to meet their spending. Time to say NO. Stop this waste of our tax dollars.

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billybillyApr. 10, 13 8:41 AM

"The two largest cities in the stated need money from the rest of the state to meet their spending." ............No, they are just altering it to be more equitable, rickbmn. I compare it to the Federal level where MN gets much less in return for their tax dollars than revenue sucking red States like MS or AL. The Metro is the tax generator for the State and are supporting outstate at a much higher percentage.

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yardboyApr. 10, 13 8:45 AM

Rybak and Coleman are all about big spending ideas while they have their hands out at the State Capital looking for the rest of the state to pay for their grandiose ideas. The right thing to do is gradually phase out LGA all together, but we all know that will never happen.

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mattaudioApr. 10, 13 8:48 AM

Mpls and St. Paul are net contributors to the state via sales and income taxes (just like MN is a net contributor to the federal government). It would be much better if Mpls and St. Paul kept their sales and income taxes and LGA went away (but rural MN would complain) and if the state of MN kept its federal share and federal taxes went away (but rural America would complain).

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