March 31, 2011
Last night, Steve Morse was interviewed on Fox 9 News about the Minnesota Legislature’s cuts to environmental funding. Here’s the video:
GOP lawmakers propose cuts to eliminate deficit
Published : Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011, 11:20 PM CDT
As GOP lawmakers work to find cost-saving cuts to eliminate the $5-billion budget deficit, environmental agencies hit the chopping block.
On Wednesday, proposals were debated that could affect a third of Minnesota’s state parks, from reducing hours to offering less services — even closing a couple parks.
The bill also cuts budgets for the DNR and Minnesota’s Pollution Control Agency.
FOX 9 News spoke with Steve Morse, of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, and Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee, about the proposed changes.