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Cumberland Forest fund seeks applications for project grants

Kingsport Times-News 03 Feb 2023
WISE — A partnership between the Nature Conservancy and UVA Wise is looking for economic and environmental projects to fund in 2023 ... UVA Wise administers the Community Fund, which receives its funding through the Nature Conservancy and the Cumberland Forest Limited Partnership.
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Mount St. Helens gets $250,000 for planned tourism, learning center

TDN 03 Feb 2023
The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office gave the funds to the Mount St ... “The overwhelming number of applications we received speaks to the need for this kind of funding,” said Megan Duffy, director of the Recreation and Conservation Office, in the news release ... This funding will help them get started.
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3% school funding increase making its way to Reynolds

Dispatch Argus 03 Feb 2023
DES MOINES — Iowa’s K-12 public schools would get a 3% increase in per-pupil state funding for the next school year under proposals from the Republican majorities in the House and Senate — larger than the increase sought by the governor but smaller than what Democrats wanted. The Iowa Senate approved the funding proposal Thursday.
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UCLA researchers take lead in genetics study of California’s native species

Daily Bruin 03 Feb 2023
UCLA researchers are taking the lead in the California Conservation Genomics Project, a state-funded project led by academic researchers aiming to gather genetic information on species native to California ... “In my way of thinking, the optimal conservation solution to ...
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3% Iowa school funding increase making its way to Reynolds

Dispatch Argus 03 Feb 2023
DES MOINES — Iowa’s K-12 public schools would get a 3 percent increase in per-pupil state funding for the next school year under proposals from the Republican majorities in the House and Senate — larger than the increase sought by the governor but smaller than what Democrats wanted. The Iowa Senate approved the funding proposal Thursday.
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Interior: $580M headed to 15 tribes to fulfill water rights

Wtop 03 Feb 2023
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said in a statement Thursday that acknowledged the decades many tribes have waited for the funding ... Of the funding announced Thursday, $460 million comes from the $2.5 billion set aside for Native American water rights settlements in the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill.
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Federal appeals court strikes down domestic violence gun law

The Associated Press 03 Feb 2023
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said in a statement Thursday that acknowledged the decades many tribes have waited for the funding ... Of the funding announced Thursday, $460 million comes from the $2.5 billion set aside for Native American water rights settlements in the Biden administration's infrastructure bill.
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Pillen tax-cut ideas win support of business groups, prompt criticism from community colleges

Victoria Advocate 03 Feb 2023
Lou Ann Linehan of Elkhorn said the state has more than a $2 billion surplus of state tax funds and needs to return that to Nebraska taxpayers in the form of lower tax rates ... The income tax cuts won support from state business and conservative groups but raised concerns from others about whether state funds could sustain them into the future.
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McKee budget takes advantage of potential surplus, offers tax cuts for Rhode Islanders

The Brown Daily Herald 03 Feb 2023
Rhode Island has been very conservative in how it used the COVID stimulus funds,” Hackey said ... He said gas tax revenue pays for the state’s “big to-do list of projects when it comes to infrastructure, and if we’re not going to generate more state-sourced funds, I think that’s problematic.”.
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Dry West urges U.S. to consider river diversion

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 03 Feb 2023
Doug Ducey signed legislation in July that invested $1.2 billion to fund projects that conserve water and bring more into the state ... of Journalism in partnership with Report For America and the Society of Environmental Journalists, with funding by the Walton Family Foundation.
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Latest land preservation action puts 107 acres in conservation easement

Crested Butte News 02 Feb 2023
As for the Schutt CE, he said, “The completion of the conservation easement contributes to a total of more than 550 directly connected acres in the lower Slate River wetlands that town has been involved in conserving through acquisition and funding from Town Ranch, Verzuh, McCormick Ranch and now the Schutt property.
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DeSantis builds conservative resume with new $114B-plus budget

Politico 02 Feb 2023
Any budget wins will give DeSantis more talking points if he jumps into the 2024 presidential race, further fueling the impression that he can use public funds to enact a conservative agenda ... During that time, Florida’s main state reserve fund increased by $12 billion, the ...
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Commentary: Third time is the charm for riparian habitat bills

Capital Press 02 Feb 2023
The bill sets out a plan for “fully voluntary, regionally focused” riparian habitat plans, acknowledges the programs currently in place like the Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP) and the federal Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, and looks toward solutions for every part of our state’s vast and varied geography.
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A conservative case for the Affordable Connectivity Program

The Hill 02 Feb 2023
Unfortunately, ACP is set to run out of funds as soon as early 2024. For conservatives who are rightly concerned about traditional government subsidies, I humbly suggest that extending the ACP by appropriating additional funds for the program is well within our economic principles, even when we absolutely must shrink overall federal spending.
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Using no Free Cash: Town looking toward a balanced budget

Daily Times Chronicle 02 Feb 2023
Instead, the town would use $1.22M from American Rescue Plan Act funds - funds it promised the Finance Committee during fall Town Meeting it would use to offset the use of Free Cash used to cover the cost of selling the Washington/Swanton Street property to the Melanson Development Group.

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