Minnesota Green Scissors 1999 makes eight recommendations that could save the Minnesota state government more than $273 million while making a major contribution to improving our environment. Recommendations include cutting expensive bureaucratic programs, reining in highway and bridge construction, and making sure that private organizations don’t use the public’s money to feather their nest.
Since its inception in 1994, the Green Scissors Campaign has fought to make environmental and fiscal responsibility priorities in Washington. The campaign seeks to eliminate subsidies and programs that both harm the environment and waste taxpayer dollars. By making these cuts, the federal government can save money for priorities including deficit reduction.