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Kaye Rakow, director of Public Policy for NAIOP, shares research Thursday as she educates property owners about taxes during a workshop in Willmar. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Business group calls for more transparency in local tax data


WILLMAR -- A group representing Minnesota commercial real estate developers says more budget transparency is needed to help taxpayers understand how local governments are spending their money.

To help make that happen, legislation will be proposed next year that could require city and county governments to present budget and spending information in an easy-to-understand format designed to educate taxpayers and get them involved with local government spending decisions.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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