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By The Numbers: How Clean Water Fund Dollars are Making a Difference

By The Numbers: How Clean Water Fund Dollars are Making a Difference

In the last four years, you may have noticed environmental projects like rain gardens or shoreline restorations popping up across Minnesota. Or maybe you’ve seen the Legacy Amendment logo and signs saying, “This project was funded with money from the … Continue reading

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New Study Examines State Use Of Legacy Dollars

MINNEAPOLIS – Three years ago, Minnesotans passed the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to dedicate increased funding to arts and outdoors projects around the state. While the program has been seen largely as a success, a new study, commissioned … Continue reading

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Weathering the Storm: Summary of Dayton’s First Biennial Budget

Under the Governor’s budget for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, the five primary conservation agencies receive a general fund cut of $28.846 million or a reduction of 11.55 percent from the forecasted base. Conservation agencies receive $4.2 million of state … Continue reading

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CM Press Release: Weathering the Storm: Independent Analysis Shows Conservation Programs Face the Biggest Cuts in Governor’s Proposed Budget

Analysis of the Governor’s budget shows that, even with a more optimistic revenue forecast, conservation and transportation are the only programs to face double-digit cuts in spending.   Conservation Minnesota, an independent watchdog group, shows that the five primary conservation agencies … Continue reading

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CM Press Release: Building a Legacy: Independent Budget Analysis Shows Legacy Funding Returning to the Public but recommends more transparency to public

With the first round of funding from the state’s newly enacted Legacy Amendment in place, a new study shows the overall impact has been to return conservation spending to roughly the same place they were back in 2001.  The independent … Continue reading

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January 2011 Budget Report

With the first round of funding from the state’s newly enacted Legacy Amendment in place, a new study shows the overall impact has been to return conservation spending to roughly the same place they were back in 2001.  The independent … Continue reading

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State Report Shows Little Change in Air, Water Pollution Emissions

Air and water pollution emissions changed little between 2007-8, according to an annual report released this spring by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA).  A slowing economy was in part responsible for the lack of change in pollution releases. The … Continue reading

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Watching for Potholes: Analysis of Governor Pawlenty’s Proposed Budget

Governor Pawlenty’s proposed reductions and fund shifts for the state’s 2010 and 2011 budgets run afoul of what voters approved at the polls in November 2008, Conservation Minnesota reported today. To read our analysis of the Governor’s proposals, click here. … Continue reading

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