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
BEYOND THE BEAT A public hearing without a public
The Afton Planning Commission was scheduled to hold a public hearing on proposed sewer regulation changes, from Washington County, during its Aug. 2 meeting, but it's a little difficult to have a publ... Posted on 8/3/10 at 9:22 AM
ON MY MIND Woodbury Citizens' Academy
The Woodbury Citizens' Academy, a 10-week program offered by the Woodbury Community Foundation, started today. I was one of the 25 participants in this very first class.
Our first session wa... Posted on 2/4/10 at 4:58 PM
Local supporters of a new St. Croix River crossing near Stillwater traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with congressional members and lobby for speedy passage of a bill that would clear the way for the span to be constructed.
The public safety building and Woodbury City Hall will soon have one more thing in common — energy efficiency.
City officials are exploring plans for a 40kW solar system to be installed on the roof over the parking garage of the public safety building located on Radio Drive.
Washington County commissioners volleyed criticism Tuesday at legislation advancing in the Minnesota House that would redirect millions of dollars from a sales tax for new light rail, commuter rail and bus rapid transit projects to cover deep cuts to existing bus service in the Twin Cities.
There is not enough money to pay for all the requests for School District 833 facility improvements, textbooks and technology for next year. So administrators are paring the list and looking to unused funds from the East Ridge High School construction project.
Washington County declared a state of emergency on Tuesday — with the city of Afton expected to follow suit tonight — in advance of predicted major spring flooding that could jeopardize portions of the county.
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