Gov't

Dayton's parks & trails friendly budget

The budgeting process for the state’s next biennium (July 2013 – June 2015) got into full swing yesterday as Gov. Mark Dayton released his budget proposal this week that shows he recognizes the importance of our parks and trails, as he has increased the general fund appropriation by $4.5 million over last biennium. Such an increase is an important step in the right direction, especially with the knowledge that the governor is working to fix a $1 billion deficit in the state’s overall budget.

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Citizen lobbyists fight for environment

by Susan Hegarty: Mn House Public Info

You might not notice Bob and Pat Tammen sitting in the House hearing rooms. Bob, clothed in a crisp, pressed dress shirt and necktie, blends in with the lobbyists, deputy commissioners and expert testifiers. Pat sits next to her husband, alert to the day’s agenda. 

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Group questions Legacy Fund spending

St. Paul, Minn. — An environmental group says some money from the outdoor Legacy amendment has been spent inefficiently.

The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy audited more than 100 projects paid for with Legacy money -- all of which were supervised by the Board of Water and Soil Resources.

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