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
RENEW ND Finding Fargo's way to the good life
Thanks to Dr. Roy (Indiana Jones) Hammerling for a fantastic kick-off for the speakers forum as we work together to find Fargo's way to the good life. Thanks also to a strong group of citizen designer... Posted on 4/29/11 at 8:19 AM
THE CITY BEAT LGA unallotment, property tax hikes, Part 2
Update 10:36 p.m. June 18, 2009: I checked Matt Entenza's charts and they show only projected tax increases in different cities or groups of cities throughout the state. He said the charts are ... Posted on 6/17/09 at 10:04 PM
Money would fund water treatment plant
West Fargo residents might have another tax proposal to vote on in 2010 if city officials move ahead with intentions to add a 1 percent retail sales tax increase for consideration on the June ballot.
Cost-cutting measures ranging from mandatory work furloughs to a decrease in contracted services may be needed to help Clay County balance a $1.5 million shortfall in its 2010 budget, County Administrator Vijay Sethi said Tuesday.
City charter says sale of public utilities must be put to a public vote. Officials see it differently
Moorhead’s city charter states that a public utility, or any part of a public utility, may not be sold without approval of a majority of voters in a general or special election.
County staff, services may get trimmed; higher fees strong possibility The Clay County Commission took a first look on Tuesday at a proposed 2010 budget that, if passed, would require a nearly 10 percent levy increase.
Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker isn’t ready to announce that he’ll run for re-election, but he said Tuesday’s landslide vote for a city sales tax to build permanent flood protection makes the idea of a longer stint in office tempting.
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