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What You Need To Know About St. Paul’s Budget For 2022

As the St. Paul City Council prepares to vote on the city’s property tax levy this week, here’s what you need to know about the city’s 2022 budget — and the millions of cash the federal American Rescue Plan will bring the city. Mayor Melvin Carter’s budget proposal for 2022 totals $713 million, an increase …

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The St. Paul City Council Approves A Budget That Is $1.2 Million Less Than Carter’s Plan

The St. Paul City Council cut the property tax levy for next year by $1.2 million on Wednesday, primarily by deferring the mayor’s grant relief program for low-income residents. The revised budget includes funding for two police academies instead of one next year, an additional $1.04 million expense backed by federal American Rescue Plan dollars, …

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St. Paul’s $15 Minimum Wage: Before It Went Into Effect, Several Establishments Were Laying Off Employees

Some restaurants and retailers began laying off employees and reducing hours even before the city of St. Paul raised the citywide minimum wage last year. Jobs at full-service restaurants (those with wait staff and sit-down service) fell by 16%. Limited-service restaurants, such as fast-food joints, saw a 27% drop in business. According to two new …

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Covid Bar And Restaurant Rules Are Getting Tighter In The Twin Cities

People in Minneapolis and St. Paul will soon have to show that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they have had a recent COVID test that came back negative. People in Minneapolis and St. Paul announced their plan on Wednesday. They said the restrictions were needed because COVID’s omicron variant is spreading quickly …

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10 Things To Know About Mayor Melvin Carter’s Proposed Budget For 2022 In St. Paul

Certain municipal franchise payments took a knock during the last year, a little-known casualty of the pandemic. Xcel Energy pays the city of St. Paul for the right to use the public right-of-way to provide energy to customers, and those payments have decreased in recent years, owing in part to the fact that Gerdau Steel …

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