Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities says to expect higher property taxes with MNLEG’s inaction

The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities warns higher property taxes could be the result of the legislature not passing tax relief measures — including increases in state aid to local governments — before the clock ran out on the 2022 session.

Bradley Peterson with the Coalition says costs are increasing for everything from employee wages and health care, to fuel for city vehicles — “which means that property taxes will have go up in order to maintain those same levels of service.”

Planned increases in the homeowner’s and renter’s property tax credits also fell by the wayside at the legislature, and Peterson says those items would have “certainly” helped keep property taxes down.

Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman said that a special session is needed.

The House adjourned on Monday.

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