How new sales tax will be spent
Money appropriated, along with examples of how it will be spent, for the next two years from a higher sales tax voters approved last November:
Outdoors heritage, $159 million
($71 million not spent)
-- Preserve northern Minnesota forest by buying rights to prevent development, $36 million
-- Protect and restore wetlands, $21 million
-- Protect grassland and prairie areas, $14 million
-- Improve game and wildlife habitat, $14 million
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