Feb 21, 2014 at 3:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When it comes to the outdoors and the environment, the 2014 legislative session is going to be about money for projects.
The big borrowing bill for public works projects will top the agenda during the short session that convenes Tuesday. It's expected to fund several projects affecting the environment — amid a myriad of others — and it's typically subject to much debate and horse-trading.
But two separate lists of other projects will also come up. One draws on the Legacy Amendment sales tax. The other will tap a trust fund supported by lottery money.
Key lawmakers and lobbyists consider those three lists the top environment and outdoors priorities for the session. Other initiatives will have to compete for attention amid busy committee schedules and an adjournment target for mid-May.
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