Reforms proposals by Association of Minnesota Counties would save state money by shifting duties to local governments
A sweeping set of reforms that would shift many state duties onto counties was unveiled this week, potentially saving the state $945 million over two years.
But the trial balloon is going over like a lead zeppelin locally. County officials wonder if it's simply another unfunded mandate, one delivered in a differently wrapped package.
Where will the money come from, they're wondering.
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