STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Local government lobbying costs up a bit
Local governments slightly increased their spending on lobbyists last year.
A report State Auditor Rebecca Otto issued Monday showed local governments paid $8.2 million to lobby state officials, up 0... Posted on 6/25/12 at 11:04 AM
Calling it an unfunded mandate, the Cottage Grove City Council tackled a divisive state issue Wednesday, voting 4-1 to pass a resolution opposing a proposed state constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Cottage Grove City Council members OK’d an Economic Development Authority plan to remake the soon-to-be vacant Cottage Grove City Hall into a facility that city officials hope will help jump-start small businesses.
The Cottage Grove City Council recently passed on a proposal that would have snuffed out smoking in the city’s 1,000 acres of parks. At issue for some council members was the unease of telling adults they can’t light up in an outdoor public space.
A group of St. Paul Park residents this summer presented a petition to officials at City Hall asking the city to pave their gravel alleyway between Selby and Lincoln avenues. Then, apparently, they saw how much it would cost.
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