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How a bipartisan plan to ban the use of carcinogenic TCE fell apart

How a bipartisan plan to ban the use of carcinogenic TCE fell apart

There was strong bipartisan support in the 2019 Legislature for banning the chemical TCE.Continue reading

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Lawmakers crafting budgets turn to dedicated funds

Lawmakers crafting budgets turn to dedicated funds

“Over the decades, there’s been plenty of debate over how the money in those dedicated funds should be spent.”Continue reading

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Minnesota legislators propose changes to solar garden program, EV rebates

Minnesota legislators propose changes to solar garden program, EV rebates

“Senate and House proposals far apart on solar, EV funding, Xcel’s responsibilities.”Continue reading

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Bill would ban flame-retardant chemicals in Minnesota

Bill would ban flame-retardant chemicals in Minnesota

“A bipartisan bill at the Minnesota Legislature would ban flame-retardant chemicals believed to be a health threat to firefighters and children.”Continue reading

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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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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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