Posts Categorized: Funding for the Environment

BUDGET BITES: First budget-cutting bill headed to House and Senate floors

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[Editor’s note: In an effort to help inform our members about state budget issues, Minnesota Environmental Partnership is working with the Minnesota Budget Project to cross-post updates about the budget.] By Christina Wessel, Minnesota Budget Project The Legislature is moving quickly to pass a “phase one” budget bill that would cut higher education, funding to… Read more »

Landmark Great Lakes Restoration Bill Advances in U.S. Senate

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Bill includes more than $650 million in restoration funds ANN ARBOR, MICH. (June 30) – A landmark Great Lakes restoration bill advanced in the U.S. Senate today. The Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act of 2010, which authorizes more than $650 million for restoration initiatives, passed out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee by… Read more »

February Daydreams of Summer Canoe Trips

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John Tuma’s Capitol Update – February 26, 2010 “There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance, adventure, solitude, and peace.  The way of a canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten.  It is an antidote to insecurity,… Read more »

Has the Governor’s State of the State speech set the tone for a rancorous political session?

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John Tuma’s Capitol Update “We, the people of the state of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty and desiring to perpetuate its blessings and secure the same to ourselves and our prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution.” -The preamble to the Constitution of the state of Minnesota, August 29, 1857… Read more »

Off to a Good Start

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John Tuma’s Capitol Update As the legislative session opens this week, legislators and Gov. Pawlenty have taken some positive early steps for the environment with the capital investments bill.  Hopefully they will take some lessons from the leadership of former Governor Floyd B. Olson in 1933. Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Tweet about it

Minnesota’s Dollars and Sense

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John Tuma’s Capitol Update – the Pre-Session Version “This place is now feeling the pressure of hard times… they have not found bottom yet…they have recently voted to loan the credit of the State for $5,000,000 & have thus hung a millstone around their neck, which they will doubtless have to bear for [m]any years… Read more »