A priority for local governments and House Environment Chairman Denny McNamara regarding Legacy funding for habitat conservation is getting tossed around in a legislative tempest.Read More »
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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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 ...Read More »