Tag: Joan Lee

End of the Year Discussion Includes Opioid Settlement, Worker Shortages and Truth in Taxation Public Hearing

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee was on Monday, December 13th’s ‘Food for Thought’ program to speak about important issues. As the end of the year draws closer, Lee reports on how the offices are being kept busy locally and at the state-wide level. The first topic Lee…
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December 13, 2021 0

Multiple Union Contracts Settled; Continuing Work on Budget Swamp Polk County Negotiations

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – As the calendar year of 2021 comes to a close, the Polk County offices are looking to conclude multiple contracts and budgets for next year. This includes, but is not limited to, union contracts, refinancing of jail bonds, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds, and levies for…
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November 8, 2021 0

County Budgets and Levies Deal With Unknown and Unexpected Variables

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – During Monday, October 11th, the ‘Food for Thought’ guest was Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee. Along with discussion of state committees and what is occurring on that end, locally the county offices are also very busy. Budgets and levies are two important and time-consuming aspects in the…
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October 11, 2021 0

State Committees Oversee Funding and Spending for Health & Human Resources

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee was on ‘Food for Thought’ for the monthly county update. One topic Lee discussed was her position in two state committees. The first is the Infrastructure Fund Advisory Group, wherein Lee manages to stay updated on many financial plans in the state…
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October 11, 2021 0

Budgets and Spending Are the Main Topic of Discussion with Polk County

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee started off the week’s ‘Food for Thought’ on Monday, September 12th with the discussion about spending and budgets within Polk County. Plans are taking shape in regards to the Enbridge tax court issue. Last week, a meeting in Thief River Falls took…
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September 13, 2021 0

Polk County Commissioner Discusses American Rescue Plan Payments and Enbridge Taxes

By: Mary Balstad Polk County, MN – Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee spoke on the Food for Thought program on Monday, June 28th. The first topic covered was an update on the American Rescue Plan. Lee reports that the county has received half of the targeted money. The county is currently waiting for more guidance…
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July 1, 2021 0