Last night, Steve Morse was interviewed on Fox 9 News about the Minnesota Legislature’s cuts to environmental funding. Here’s the story:
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Steve Morse testifies about why HF1010 falls short of budget recommendations for the environment and also threatens Minnesota’s Great Outdoors heritage of clean lakes, rivers and streams.
On Thursday, the House and Senate released their budget “targets” for resolving the state’s $5.0 billion budget deficit for FY 2012-13. The targets set the amount each finance committee must cut (or increase) within their area of the budget.
When the state’s February forecast was released Monday morning, the news was surprising: Minnesota’s budget deficit for FY 2012-13 had fallen from $6.2 billion to $5.0 billion (or $6.0 billion if the cost of inflation is included).
On Feb. 16, Congresswoman McCollum referred to Minnesota’s Valentines to the EPA when she spoke against budget cuts to environmental protection programs on the U.S. House Floor.
Around 100 participants joined us for the Minnesota Budget Project’s Governor’s Budget Briefing on Friday, in which Abigail Read of Minnesota Management and Budget provided an overview of Governor Dayton’s budget recommendations.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the We Heart EPA campaign! We are happy to report that the effort resulted in some great actions:
This morning, Governor Dayton presented a budget proposal that takes a balanced approach to solving the state’s $6.2 billion deficit through a combination of spending reductions and revenue increases.
President Obama’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2012 represents a good-faith effort to take a balanced approach to deficit reduction by proposing a mix of significant spending cuts, some increased investments as well as raising revenues by allowing high-income tax cuts to expire as scheduled in 2012 and closing numerous tax loopholes.
Last week, we were fortunate to have a meeting for our member organizations with U.S. Representative Betty McCollum. We had more than 40 people in attendance, representing two dozen organizations. Thanks to our members who participated! Congresswoman McCollum (who represents Minnesota’s 4th district) provided some great insight into the federal budget through her work on… Read more »