Deborah Swackhamer: Minnesota's best idea -- a new roadmap for managing our water supply
Last year, the Minnesota Legislature wisely decided it needed a long-term roadmap for the sustainable management of our state's water supply. Legislators wanted a big, bold plan that would go beyond simply meeting regulatory obligations and improving waters one lake at a time -- they wanted a plan to ensure that the state's waters would be preserved and protected for generations to come. Before committing the billions of dollars of taxpayer money expected from the 25-year 2008 Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, legislators wanted a way to make sure Minnesotans would get their money's worth. Read more: Pioneer Press.