Archive for April 13, 2012
- Pat Mascia, Senior Vice President-Minneapolis/St. Paul Operations, Duke Realty, and 2012 NAIOP Minnesota president, sent a letter to the Governor asking him to support the phase out of the state general property tax. Read his letter
- A group of influential NAIOP leaders and members, experienced in commercial
real estate ownership and management, are sending letters to Governor Dayton.
Please take time to write a letter to Governor Mark Dayton and as soon as you can. Your message to the Governor can be as short and simple as “I’m writing to ask you to support the phase-out of the State General Property Tax.”
The Governor’s contact information:
The Honorable Governor Mark Dayton
130 State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
HF 389/SF 270, Interim zoning provided, municipal development contracts provisions modifications, and municipal development land dedication and fees provided.
Fails on the Senate on a close vote after passing on the House floor. BATC will keep pushing this legislation next session.
HF 1954/SF 1741, a bill for an act relating to local governments; requiring counties and certain cities to report additional budgetary information.
Is still alive and well. In the Senate, the bill language is in the Senate Omnibus Tax Bill. In the House, the bill is in the House Ways and Means Committee.
At the April 5th public policy committee meeting, the committee agreed that the money raised and spent on cleaning up polluted and contaminated land is important for redevelopment.
If you have utilized or plan to utilize these funds and feel that the money raised by the tax is vital to contamination cleanup and economic development, you should contact the Tax Chairs at the Capitol and urge them to continue to impose the mortgage registry and deed tax.
- House Tax Chair, Representative Greg Davids, email@example.com
- Senate Tax Committee Chair, Senator Julianne Ortman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorrie Louder, St. Paul Port Authority, provides a background of the tax, its status at the Capitol, and other words of help in an April 5th email. Read her email on Environment Response Funds (ERF).
A meeting at the Capitol with Representative Davids is scheduled for the 16th and Lorrie asks that you send your emails as soon as possible.
The last day before Minnesota legislators left the Capitol for their spring break, Senator Terri Bonoff (DFL), Assistant Minority Leader, shared her views on the status of some key issues and major legislation with NAIOP’s Public Policy Committee.