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House, Senate differ on key Legacy measures

Republican lawmakers are wrangling on several fronts as they move Legacy funding bills to the floor. The Legacy amendment, which was approved by Minnesota voters in 2008, provides roughly $550 million in dedicated sales tax dollars for arts and culture, parks and trails, water cleanup and habitat acquisition.

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Enviros angry over mining moves

Following the passage of HF 1, the permitting reform bill signed by Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday, environmentalists are feeling still more pushed around by a bipartisan pro-mining effort from legislators. The conflict further underscores the clout of mining interests in a legislative session where the pursuit of jobs has turned into a political gold rush.

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