Chart of the Day: Minneapolis Tax Levy vs. State LGA Funding

Here’s a (blurry) chart courtesy of Star Tribune reporter Eric Roper’s Twitter feed showing the relationship between Minneapolis’ property tax levy and state LGA funding. (This presumably comes from a powerpoint on the proposed budget):


[Red line = state LGA funds; blue bars = total Minneapolis property tax levy.]

There’s a discussion of it on Roper’s twitter. LGA funding is state funding to cities intended to shift more of our collective tax burden from regressive property taxes into progressive income taxes. Minneapolis, as the largest city in the state, has long been the #1 recipient of LGA funding.

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.