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.
It’d be interesting to see the actual chart. It looks like he’s using two different scales which might skew the results a bit and my tired old eyes can’t make it out. A stacked bar using a single scale would seem more appropriate.
The overall budget ($270-280M or so) is much larger than the LGA funding ($70-80M).