ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A legislative fight over parks and trails money is brewing between rural and urban lawmakers.
The St. Cloud Times reports that officials from metro organizations are unhappy with how the state divides $80 million in parks and trails funding -- one part of Minnesota's Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. The state is set to give 60 percent to outstate Minnesota funds and the remainder to urban areas.
John Erwin, of the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, says that's unfair because metro areas generate most of the state's tax revenue. But others say many urban Minnesotans visit outstate parks.
Legislators will likely hash out the disagreement for the next budget.
Voters approved the so-called Legacy amendment in 2008, levying a three-eighth-cent sales tax to fund outdoors and arts projects.
All content © Copyright 2001 - 2014 WorldNow and KTTC, a Quincy station.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Jodi Neyens at (507) 280-5104. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.