Senate legacy funds debate turns rural-urban
ST. PAUL -- Rural and urban Minnesota senators battled Wednesday night about how to divide outdoors and arts program funding.
Rural senators won, but just barely.
Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, said rural Minnesota is "under assault once again" with an amendment by Sen. Chris Eaton, DFL-Brooklyn Center, that would have reduced the amount of parks money spent in greater Minnesota by millions of dollars.
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