Rep. Mary Murphy, DFL-Hermantown, urges lawmakers to support a nearly $400 million outdoors and arts spending package on the last day of the 2009 legislative session. The funding, which will come from a new statewide sales tax increase voters approved last year, was the highlight of outdoors and environment issues lawmakers dealt with this year. Murphy led a committee that compiled the spending package. Tribune photo by Scott Wente
New sales tax goes to outdoors uses
ST. PAUL -- The environment and outdoors scored big in an otherwise rough Minnesota legislative session.
Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In
Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.
You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call 320-214-4364 and we can help you.