Legacy Amendment Spending Reports Fall Short

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It’s been three years since Minnesota voters authorized a sales tax increase to raise money for conservation, arts and parks, but the state is unable yet to provide a public comprehensive listing of the funded projects and their outcomes.

Minnesota Public Radio reports a quarter of the $456 million allocated in the first two years of the Legacy Amendment is not listed on the state website that’s supposed to be the primary resource for displaying where and how the money is spent. And while the site lists broad programs receiving money, details are often lacking.

MPR says the reporting problems make it difficult to judge how well tax money is being spent.

The Legislative Auditor will report in mid-November on how well the accountability and oversight mechanisms are working.

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  • Zippy Wilf

    GIVE ME MONEY FOR A STADIUM AND A ZIPPYTOWN NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mark Edwards

    There ya go, the State working it’s magic……..”what money”.

  • WhatBS

    SEIU, AFSCME and Education Minnesotat probably intercepted it.

  • joe business taxpayer

    This tax collector, tax producer (this tax is a tax on our business’ productivity)
    collects, reports and pays this tax every 30 days. Period. Why can’t legislators
    in this state and their politically appointed friends (those employed by “taxpayers” to account for this money) account for the whereabouts of the Legacy Tax dollars on a monthly or minimally a quarterly basis? The legislature
    seems to have gone the route of the federal joke in Wash. D. C. (CONGRESS);
    the job is just too hard, too complex to use integrity and honesty in Minnesota.

  • Murph

    I am sure Timmy will pay it all back! He’s just a little short of funds right now! Nobody loves him anymore! He’s working on it tho ,one shoe at a time at the courthouse!

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