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Legacy money for PILT?

By law, the $540 million in anticipated 2012-13 proceeds from Minnesota's so-called Legacy Amendment, passed in 2008, are dedicated to specific environmental and cultural purposes. But it's been clear since the start of the 2011 session that legislators would seek to dragoon some of those dollars into helping to solve the state's $5 billion budget deficit.

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Lawmakers criticize new conservation spending plan; conservation activists fire back

State lawmakers are criticizing a $69.5 million plan that’s supposed to guide them in spending dedicated sales tax dollars to conserve forests, prairie and other natural areas. The plan comes from the new Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council. And some conservation ...

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