We’ve got the Legislative Citizens Committee on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) and in August Governor Pawlenty signed an executive order creating the Conservation Legacy Council (CLC). The LCCMR comprises 10 legislative representatives and seven citizen members; CLC comprises 11 citizens nominated by the governor and four legislative representatives. All this seems to beg the question: Do… Read more »
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After a nearly month-long break, the LCCMR met at Fort Snelling State Park on November 28 to review water RFPs received, build the committee’s upcoming calendar, take in a few presentations and begin getting down to the brass tacks of determining what funding recommendations the committee will make to the legislature next year.
The Minnesota Department of Finance has released their latest budget forcast for Minnesota’s government. Essentially, these folks make an educated estimate of how tax revenues are coming in, how government spending is proceeding, and comparing all of that to the budget that lawmakers set in 2005 and updated last May. This info will then be used… Read more »
The Department of Natural Resources has announced the new design for the third Reinvest In Minnesota critical habitat license plate. It’s a fish.
The days since the election have been bountiful with the periodic release of new tidbits of information on the upcoming legislature. This of course creates a great opportunity for policy wonks to discuss what that means for their causes – in our case a clean and healthy environment. Since I’ve been able to be a part of some of these conversation,… Read more »
The leadership positions in the legislature are quickly filling. It looks like there is some good news for the environment and some little flags that give me pause. I am hoping for you input on the players as well.
So how did the environment fair in the election? Pretty darn well. Here’s my first take on how yesterday’s election will affect Minnesota moving forward in protecting and restoring our environment.
Given that elections are the heart of our democracy, do you ever wonder why there isn’t more folklore built up around it? Then again, telling children that politicians are going to come down the chimney at night might just be a little too frightening – and perhaps not far enough from reality to make it fodder for… Read more »
I have been wondering lately what kind of conversations are going on inside the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) about animal waste. Admittedly, not a topic I spend a lot of time thinking about, but they’ve been giving me reason to the past couple of weeks.
The DNR is holding a contest for what the new Critical Habitat license plates should look like. Perhaps it is because I work for an organization that has a loon in the logo, but I am rather partial to the loon plate myself. Of course, I also like to use the expression, “back in my… Read more »