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Legislative Update

Opponents of Minnesota's buffer law claim it's an unconstitutional taking. It's not.

Legislators and testifiers opposed to Minnesota's buffer law continue to claim that the law is unconstitutional because it constitutes a government taking of private property without just compensation to the property owner. These claims are incorrect and misleading. The law would only be unconstitutional if it denied property owners every and all reasonable use of their land.

January 20

FMR’s 2017 legislative priorities

Water issues will once again be a hot topic during this year's legislative session. While Gov. Mark Dayton has made water a priority, House and Senate majority parties have signaled intentions to roll back policies and funding essential to protecting Minnesota’s rivers, lakes and streams.

Without a doubt, defending against these rollbacks and securing much-needed funding for critical water infrastructure will be our top priorities during the 2017 legislative session. 

January 10
Clean Water Council FY 2022-2023 Recommendations

The Clean Water Council based their recommendations for clean water investments on more dire fiscal predictions than came to fruition. That means our lawmakers will need to decide what else to fund with an additional $28 million dollars in the coming budget cycle.

The Clean Water Council based their recommendations for clean water investments on more dire fiscal predictions than came to fruition during the pandemic. That means our lawmakers will need to decide what else to fund with an additional $28 million dollars in the coming budget cycle.  >>

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