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Senator Carrie Ruud applauds bonding bill for restoring the integrity to the Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund

Senator Carrie Ruud applauds bonding bill for restoring the integrity to the Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund

Source: MN Senate Republican Caucus “Senator Carrie Ruud (R-Breezy Point) joined her colleagues on Monday to pass legislation to amend the 2018 bonding bill and restore the integrity of the Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund. The bill, which passed… Continue reading

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New push to get for children outdoors

By: John Croman Source: KARE 11 “The “Leave No Child Inside” bill is part of an effort to help children connect with nature, especially those who may be deprived of such opportunities..” Read More

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It’s time for Minnesota to lead again on clean energy

It’s time for Minnesota to lead again on clean energy

By: Rep. Jamie Long and Sen. Nick Frentz Source: MinnPost’s Community Voices “Today, Minnesota has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to lead our nation’s transition to clean energy, create tens of thousands of homegrown jobs in this new economy, and be a… Continue reading

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Morrison County: Legislature must fix trust fund raid

Morrison County: Legislature must fix trust fund raid

Legislators must correct the trust fund raid By: ECM Editorial Board Source: Morris County Record Read More

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Sen. Ruud introduces bill to protect Natural Resources Trust Fund

Sen. Ruud introduces bill to protect Natural Resources Trust Fund

Ruud introduces bill to protect Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund By Brainerd Dispatch Read More

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Guest Opinion: Soil and Water Conservation Districts: Ensuring funding for the boots on the ground

Guest Opinion: Soil and Water Conservation Districts: Ensuring funding for the boots on the ground

Soil and Water Conservation Districts, while perhaps not as well-known as the DNR or PCA, are a vital component of a healthy environment by helping direct and manage natural resource programs in MinnesotaContinue reading

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Dayton veto brings GOP counterpunch to governor’s groundwater legacy

Dayton veto brings GOP counterpunch to governor’s groundwater legacy

Dayton vetoed the ag policy bill on Monday. And now, lawmakers are moving toward delaying his agriculture department’s groundwater protection ruleContinue reading

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Republicans at the Legislature suggest tapping lottery trust fund for public works

Republicans at the Legislature suggest tapping lottery trust fund for public works

The little-known Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) uses more than $1 billion from a lottery-fueled trust fund to pay for environment and natural-resource projectsContinue reading

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Dayton vetoes wild rice bill, calls it ‘extreme overreach’

Dayton vetoes wild rice bill, calls it ‘extreme overreach’

Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday vetoed an attempt by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to nullify the state’s wild rice sulfate standardContinue reading

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Bipartisan steps will yield better water quality in years ahead

Bipartisan steps will yield better water quality in years ahead

the positive effects of these modifications to the Clean Water Legacy Act will ripple across the state, yielding better water quality and greater responsiveness to impaired waters in the months and years aheadContinue reading

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