On Jan. 27, Flaherty & Hood’s government relations and communications team of Bradley Peterson, Julie Liew and Kelly Haff led a virtual press conference for the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC), one of the firm’s longtime clients. Peterson, who leads F&H’s government relations practice and also serves as executive director of the CGMC, was joined by CGMC President and Luverne Mayor Pat Baustian and Owatonna Mayor Tom Kuntz to discuss key issues including Local Government Aid, water infrastructure, child care and housing and water infrastructure. You can watch video of the press conference here and read the CGMC’s press release here.

Here are some of the articles and editorials that stemmed from the press conference:

This week, the F&H communications team submitted a guest column by Mayor Baustian to media outlets across the state. The column focuses on one of GCMC’s top priorities — Local Government Aid — and highlights why increasing funding for the LGA program would be a smart state investment. Thus far, the column has appeared in the Austin Daily News, Crookston Times, Pine Journal, Faribault Daily News, Fargo-Moorhead Forum, Fergus Falls Journal, Wahpeton Daily News, Cottonwood County Citizen and other newspapers and website acros