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May 18, 2021 | Issue 20
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Regular Legislative Session Concludes With Most Work Unfinished
Legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Walz announced an agreement on budget targets, but details will need to be ironed out before a June special session.
In Other News
What Cities Need to Know About Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Guidance
Federal guidance released last week provides initial direction for how cities can receive and use Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.
Cities: Submit Your Requests for 2022 State Bonding Bill Now
The state has released guidance on how cities can submit projects to be considered by the governor for the next capital budget.
US Senators Now Accepting Congressionally Directed Spending Requests From Cities
Cities seeking federal funding for projects should submit electronic applications to Sens. Klobuchar and Smith by May 21.
Cities Have Authority to Make Local Mask Policies
Although the statewide mandate is now lifted, cities can still require masks within their jurisdictions.
House Approves Recreational Cannabis Bill
The measure, which bars cities from prohibiting the establishment of a licensed cannabis business, faces opposition in the Senate.
More Information and Resources
Explore Equity, Redevelopment, and More During the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference!
Apply by June 4 to Serve on the LMC Board of Directors
Why a Physical Abilities Test is Important for Your City’s Police Officers
Get the Latest City-Specific COVID-19 Information and Resources
Free Webinar for City Attorneys: Get Answers on New Use-of-Force Standards
Help Select 2021 League Board of Directors
Wednesday: Hear From South St. Paul and Bemidji About City Support of Pollinators
Is Your Police Agency Contributing to the National Use-of-Force Data Collection?
City Attorneys: Hear Updates From the 2021 Legislative Session on June 17
Public Works Week: We’re Stronger Together — Thank You!
City Engineers: Get Guidance on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
Cities Invited to Review Draft MN Invasive Species Management Plan
Road to Recovery Series: Managing a Post-Pandemic Workplace
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Road to Recovery Series: American Rescue Plan Act Funding Update
May 18, 2-3 p.m.
New Use-of-Force Standards — What City Attorneys Need to Know
May 27, 9-10:30 a.m.
2021 Virtual Annual Conference
Upcoming League Events
Archive of Previous Issues
Jobs with LMC
Wanted/For Sale/RFP Announcements in the LMC Marketplace
Cities Vendor Guide
Weekly 4M Fund Rates (Minnesota Municipal Money Market Fund)
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