Lawmakers crafting budgets turn to dedicated funds

Source: MPR News

By: Kirsti Marohn

“Minnesota voters have twice amended the state constitution to provide dedicated money for clean water, the outdoors, parks and trails, and arts and cultural projects.

Over the decades, there’s been plenty of debate over how the money in those dedicated funds should be spent. That conversation has heated up again this legislative session, raising questions about whether the funds are being used to benefit the state’s environment in the way voters intended.”

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