Budget Agreements for Clean Water, Land and Legacy and Higher Education
As lawmakers work to complete the state’s next two year budget before the July 1 deadline, agreements to finalize various areas of the state budget are coming into focus. On this week's program, Senator Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, chair of the Senate Legacy Committee, joins Capitol Report Moderator Shannon Loehrke to outline funding priorities that stem from the 2008 Legacy Amendment for outdoor heritage, clean water, parks, trails, arts and cultural heritage. Senator David Tomassoni, I-Chisolm, highlights several new efforts and funding for higher education programs and institutions.
Also in the program, highlights from the Senate leaders' comments to the media on completing the state budget and a look at of one of the many historical Minnesota Capitol spaces open to the public now that the building has reopened.