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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MEP testifies against finance bill that threatens MN’s clean water heritage
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.
Budget Bites: House and Senate lay out an all cuts strategy for balancing the budget
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.
Act now! Tell your legislators: no rollbacks on dirty coal
Tell your legislators to keep Minnesota moving forward on clean energy by voting “no” on legislation to allow more dirty coal. (Senate File 86 and House File 72)
Budget Bites: In case you missed our Governor’s Budget Briefing
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.
Minnesota Budget Project to hold briefing on Governor’s Budget
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.
Did your Senator vote to pass the nuclear bill? Find out here
Yesterday, Feb. 2, 2011, the Minnesota Senate voted 50-14 to approve Senate File 4, a bill that lifts the ban on the construction of new nuclear plants in Minnesota. See who voted for the bill:
Testimony from high schooler opposing bill on coal
“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.
10th grader testifies against coal pollution
Cole Norgaarden, a 10th grader at the Blake School in Minneapolis, testified Thursday, Jan. 27 at the House Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee during the hearing of House File 72. The bill proposes to repeal a Minnesota statute that limits carbon dioxide emissions by utilities.
BUDGET BITES: First budget-cutting bill headed to House and Senate floors
[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.]… Read more »