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LGA and tax rankings can be deceptive

Date Published: 02/28/2009


Real disparities among communities will be a major topic of discussion as legislators and the governor wrangle over local government aid (LGA) in the coming months. Some cities will no doubt be held up as poorly managed and leaching off more "successful" communities.

A story this weekend illustrates why it's not helpful to the debate to simplify the issue down to "Chaska, frugal" and "Minneapolis, profligate."

Chaska residents paid the least per capita in city taxes

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