Conservation Minnesota

Smell Test: Failed

Three years ago, Minnesotans passed the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to dedicate increased funding to arts and outdoors projects around the state. So far, the amendment has been a success, delivering tangible benefits and projects to all of Minnesota’s 87 counties. But a new study has found that there are clear examples of state lawmakers utilizing funds from the account to backfill cuts to traditional budget items.  Read more here.

About Paul Austin

Paul Austin
Paul Austin has 23 years of public service as an elected leader, advocate and political strategist, Paul Austin brings a rare combination of skills and experience to his position as Executive Director. At age 25, Paul was elected Mayor of Clinton, Connecticut – the youngest in state history. Paul has served as Executive Director of Conservation Minnesota since 2004.
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