Extra dollars for outdoors, arts raises some questions
ST. PAUL -- A change in Minnesota's Constitution will soon mean up to $300 million in new money annually for conservation, water quality, parks and arts programs -- and that's on top of what those programs already receive. Or is it?
With lawmakers trying to address a $4.8 billion budget deficit, the groups that fought for the amendment are reminding them of a provision in the law: The new money must not simply substitute traditional funding.
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