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Conservation group to release Legacy report

The advocacy group Conservation Minnesota next week will release a detailed accounting of state lawmakers' track record on Legacy spending. In it the group raises concerns that lawmakers are using Legacy funds in ways that voters didn’t intend when they agreed in 2008 to increase the sales tax to pay for outdoors and cultural projects.

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Bonding bill: Will jobs push harm enviro funding?

Legislative leaders have signaled recently that job growth will be the central goal of the bonding bill in the 2010 legislative session. Those sentiments portend good things for remodeling buildings on college campuses and for bridge replacement projects. But the focus on economic development concerns environment and conservation groups that also ask for hundreds of millions of dollars in bonding for things like acquiring prairie and wetlands.

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