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Talking Points: Make effort now to stem local aid cuts or the future may not be pretty

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The bites the State of Minnesota are taking from local governments' budgets aren't necessarily getting bigger, but each of them tears a little more flesh from the bone.

Mayors, city council members and county commissioners are in full lobbying mode right now, trying to convince state legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton that continuing to slash at Local Government Aid and Homestead Market Value Credit isn't the best way to bolster the state's economy.

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