The House and Senate each passed budget resolutions last week that support the priorities of President’s Obama’s budget, but it is important that the final resolution to come out of Congress look more like the House version, which will make it easier to invest in our Great Outdoors. Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus… Read more »
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As the House and Senate Budget Committees act on President Obama’s budget this week, the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate of the budget deficit has created new pressure to reduce spending. Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Tweet about it
The budget proposal released by President Obama last week is a long and complicated document (140 pages, PDF). It departs significantly from how things have been done in the past in many regards, so it will take a while for conservation and environmental groups to fully assess its implications on environmental policies. Recommend on Facebook… Read more »
President Obama recently announced an unprecedented investment of $475 Million in his Fiscal Year 2010 Budget to restore the Great Lakes – an effort that is key to creating jobs and growing our economy. Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Tweet about it
While Minnesotans offer their ideas on how to deal with the massive state budget deficit at community hearings throughout the state in the next few weeks, we should take time to reflect on how recent federal actions will impact our Great Outdoors. Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Tweet about it
Increased funding for water, wildlife, and natural areas, as well as increased funding for transit, came close again this year, but failed to make it through.
What do Gary Botzek (one of the coolist lobbyists in St. Paul), Al Franken, Mr. T and I all have in common? This year, our birthday falls on the official last day of the 2007 legislation session – today.
Four days left in session but a great deal is still happening. Here’s the latest update from MEP lobbyist John Tuma.
The Governor’s Conservation Legacy Council has presented their recommendations to the Governor. The Governor put out a press release that summarizes their three points as this:
The Governor signed the Agriculture Finance Omnibus Bill last Friday and while the press release talks about how it is good for energy and the environment (and some of it is), it neglects to mention that he line-item vetoed two funding items supported by Clean Energy Minnesota (CEM) to encourage better fuel sources for ethanol.