Dahms again named Legislator of Distinction
Recently, Senator Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) was named by the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) as a 2019 Legislator of Distinction. The honor recognizes legislators for specific actions that aided efforts of Minnesota cities during the past year’s legislative session.
Legislators of Distinction are approved annually by the League’s Board of Directors to recognize that in order to successfully serve shared constituents, state and city officials must work together to meet the unique needs of rural, suburban, and urban residents all across Minnesota.
To be eligible for the Legislator of Distinction honor, legislators must achieve one or more of the following criteria: be generally and reasonably accessible to League representatives, seek input on issues of importance to cities, listen to League concerns and be receptive to League-provided information on issues, sponsor and/or support League initiatives, speak out on behalf of the interest of cities, and/or work to demonstrate the importance of partnership between the state and cities.
Senator Dahms was cited specifically for his authorization of legislation to restore Local Government Aid (LGA) funding to 2002 levels and to exempt local government road construction vehicles from the sales tax.