Forests fit into tax hike plan
ST. PAUL - Minnesota forests could get a piece of the pie if legislators and voters approve raising sales taxes to fund outdoors and arts programs.
A Senate committee on Wednesday decided to spend an estimated $25 million annually to buy or obtain easements on Northland forest land that private companies are ready to sell. It is the first time in the decade the tax proposal has been around the Capitol that forests were specifically included.
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