A new report shows 82 local governments spent more than $8.3 million on lobbying last year -- up 0.7 percent from 2010. Eleven local governments spent more than $100,000. Minneapolis tops the list, spending almost half a million dollars.
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Xcel Energy spent most on lobbying at Minnesota Capitol last year
The utility company spent more than $2.3 million on lobbying, followed by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce which was also over $2 million.
Two themes in 2011: Higher property taxes, fewer jobs in local government
Minnesota Public Radio takes a look back at the year and finds two trends in how communities across the state are wrestling with budgets. Property taxes, which have been rising for more than a decade, continue to go up as local governments try to make up for losses in state aid. Many municipalities are also cutting into their own budgets and payrolls to find savings on the other end.
St. Paul spent more on lobbying than any other MN city last year
St. Paul spent almost $170,000 more on lobbying than Minneapolis last year.
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Backers of Fargo-Moorhead flood control may put lobbying effort on hiatus
Congressional approval of the project is not likely before the November election. So a committee has suggested the Diversion Authority save $90,000 by telling its lobbying firm to back off for six months.
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