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Counties Applaud Minnesota Supreme Court's Decision Rejecting State Auditor's Lawsuit in Favor of Local Governments and Taxpayers

(St. Paul, MN)--- The Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) applauds yesterday’s ruling by the Minnesota Supreme Court upholding the 2015 legislation that allows counties the option to have their required audits performed by either the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) or a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm. 

County Officials Comment on February Forecast, Announce 2018 Legislative Priorities Focused on Mental Health Bonding Initiative

ST. PAUL, MN – Today over 250 county commissioners and officials from nearly every Minnesota county gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol as part of “County Day at the Capitol,” organized by the Association of Minnesota Counties. Officials met with state legislators to advocate for their 2018 legislative priorities.  Download press release.

Isanti County Commissioner Susan Morris Addresses Statewide Conference of County Officials

SusanMorris_StateoftheCounties(St. Paul, MN)--- Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) 2018 president Isanti County Commissioner Susan Morris delivered her ‘State of the Counties’ address on March 1 to nearly 300 county officials from across Minnesota who gathered in St. Paul last week for the association’s annual legislative conference.   

Meet the 2018 AMC Executive Committee

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From left to right: Past President Gary Hendrickx (Swift), 2nd Vice President Rich Sve (lake), President Susan Morris (Isanti), 1st Vice President Scott Schulte (Anoka), Secretary/Treasurer Mary Jo McGuire (Ramsey).

Counties Consider Litigation to Recoup Costs Related to the Opioid Epidemic

The AMC Board of Directors heard an update at their October 13 meeting about lawsuits that are being filed by counties, cities, and states against drug manufacturers and distributors to recoup costs related to human services, out of home placements, and law enforcement.

AMC Calls for Compromise on Transportation Funding

Association of Minnesota Counties sent a letter signed by 227 county officials to all Minnesota state legislators urging a compromise solution on comprehensive transportation funding for roads, bridges, and transit before the legislative session adjourns.