Outdoors columnist is wrong about Legacy funds

  • Article by: PHYLLIS KAHN
  • Updated: April 10, 2013 - 10:29 AM

No matter what Dennis Anderson says, the Legislature is right to oversee Minnesota's Legacy funds.

  • 37
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
mulefarmApr. 9, 13 8:39 PM

They may have the right, but that doesn't make it right!

mulefarmApr. 9, 13 8:45 PM

Why would anybody even listen to Kahn about the outdoors and conservation? Her career is spending everybody else's money withoutever having a real job! What she is doing is a slap in the face to people who really care about the outdoors.

john826Apr. 9, 13 9:02 PM

It remains a bad piece of legislation...a pile of money that Ms. Kahnnnnnn! wants to get her hands on.

supervon2Apr. 9, 13 9:35 PM

Once again, money is taken and wasted on adminstration and reguritation. How much you want to bet that Kahn got paid out of the legacy fund for that trite piece of DFL mindwipe?

spicebearApr. 9, 13 9:36 PM

I voted for the Legacy Amendment on the understanding that the Legislature would NOT have control of the money... Can I recind my vote?

natrefApr. 9, 13 9:46 PM

Kahn's rant just shows how amok those in government are with other people's money. She further proves her elitism in that it is not okay to question her spending money in her opinion. It's not like she's never bullied anyone else either.

duckhunter97Apr. 9, 1310:04 PM

Dennis is simply calling a spade a spade. In your case that's getting your paws on more money that isn't yours and deciding what and where it will be used on. I am a avid outdoorsman but didn't vote for this due to this exact reason, people like you would want to spend it on other things.....

tmrichardsonApr. 9, 1310:10 PM

It is Kahn who is distorting the facts here. She claims the council didn't consider some of the metro projects at all--she's right. But she doesn't go into WHY. The council has criteria that must be met to be considered for the portion of legacy funds they they are responsible for working with. The council--UNLIKE THE LEGISLATURE--has taken it's responsibility to insure that the projects it suggests get funding seriously. The benefit must be there--the value to minnesota's hunters, anglers, etc. must be there, and it must not supplant other sources of funding. Nowhere in their criteria is there a "Phyllis Kahn wants it" funding criterion! There is a funding source for the metro parks which by and large offer no hunting or fishing opportunities for metro or other residents--it's the parks portion of the legacy fund. Kahn continues to float around the reality--these bills are not favored by the council because they do not meet the standards for worthiness of this portion of legacy funds by the council, and they are eligible for--and much better suited for--other parks funds!

bluebillApr. 9, 1310:22 PM

Hmmm...who to believe? The career urban politician, or the outdoor writer and actual sportsman, who for years and years has been advocating and educating people on this issue and many others related to what's best for MN fish and wildlife ? (Along with many other current and former council members and outdoor groups, who have spoken out on this). I'll go with the outdoor folks. I hope the speaker and majority leader the are ready to reverse this nonsense and show that they can govern with reason, and then adjourn. Like they said they could when they took control of things. Stop playing politics with what the voters intended, and go home.

regionguyApr. 9, 1310:55 PM

Glad to see your response, Phyllis, but I don't recall Anderson indicating that either your size or gender were issues. Why introduce them into this discussion?


Comment on this story   |  


  • about opinion

  • The Opinion section is produced by the Editorial Department to foster discussion about key issues. The Editorial Board represents the institutional voice of the Star Tribune and operates independently of the newsroom.

  • Submit a letter or commentary
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters