Governor Dayton will release his budget plan on Feb. 15. Come get a look at the details Feb. 18, at 1 p.m., from Abigail Read, Executive Budget Coordinator at Minnesota Management & Budget.
Posts Categorized: Funding for the Environment
It is critical that members hear from their constituents about the importance of funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
“As a student of Stillwater Area High School and a member of Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota, a metro-wide coalition of students concerned with environmental affairs, I am a daily witness to the passion and desire present in our generation to transform our already beautiful state into a more sustainably conscious home.
[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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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
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 »
Kudos to President Obama and his administration for taking an important step toward fulfilling his campaign pledge to fund Great Lakes Restoration by including a $475 million down payment in his fiscal year 2010 budget. Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Tweet about it