On MPR’s Midday this afternoon, Rep. Loren Solberg predicted massive property tax increases because of Gov. Pawlenty’s “unallotment.”
At the same time, the League of Minnesota Cities has just posted a Department of Revenue spreadsheet showing the impact on each city in the state. Find it here.
The League makes clear that pushing many of the cuts to the second year of the state’s two-year budget gives officials some flexibility…
For cities, approximately one-third of the reduction will occur in 2009 and two-thirds will occur in 2010. This “backloading” of the cuts will allow cities the most flexibility and longest time frame to make budgetary adjustments.
How familiar are you with how your city spends tax money? What would you be willing to do without if you were given a choice? (Update: Mitch Berg has an impressive list here)