Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 11:53am
Lawmakers question budget cuts for farmland and open space preservation
Delaware farmland and open space preservation efforts are facing big budget cuts.
Governor Markell's proposed budget allocates about $2,000,000 for each of these programs, which have gotten $10,000,000 in each of the past two fiscal years.
The General Assembly's Bond Bill Committee Chairman, Senator Robert Venables of Laurel, is hoping for a repeat of last year when improving state revenues allowed cuts in farmland and open space preservation to be reversed.
The Delaware Nature Society says 65 farms and about 1,500 acres of open space were preserved last year.
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