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Legislative Update

State approves $15 million for big N Mpls. river project

The 2018 Minnesota legislative session resulted in very good news for a 48-acre riverfront site in North Minneapolis known as the Upper Harbor Terminal. An influx of $15 million state dollars will help kickstart its redevelopment into housing, offices, stores, restaurants, an amphitheater, parks and trails. >>

June 5

What got funded in the final bonding bill

Gov. Dayton has signed the Legislature's 2018 bonding bill.

The governor used a line-item veto to remove one controversial provision but (reluctantly) approved the rest of the bill — including an unprecedented $98 million raid of the state’s Environmental Trust Fund.

Here’s a summary of what got funded, what got line-item vetoed and what got raided. >>

May 31

Our letter to Gov. Dayton: veto the Omnibus Ag Policy bill

FMR and some of our environmental allies co-signed a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton asking him to veto the Omnibus Agriculture Policy bill. While several positive items were included in the bill, language impairing the state’s ability to address sediment pollution warrants a veto by the governor.

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May 21, 2018


Dear Governor Dayton,

May 24

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