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).
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.
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.
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.
[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 »