Lawmakers consider fees to ease outdoor budget cuts
Higher fees keep could keep spending on outdoors programs from deeper funding cuts.
Even with millions of dollars in fee increases, some budgets may shrink rapidly, Minnesota legislators say.
For instance, state tax money headed to the Pollution Control Agency would shrink by 19 percent under a funding plan senators approved Thursday 49-15. And the Department of Natural Resources would get 5 percent less state funding.
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