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CARLSON RE-APPOINTED TO LEGISLATURE'S NATURAL RESOURCE COMMISSION

Friday, July 14, 2006
ST. PAUL - State Representative Lyndon Carlson (DFL-Crystal/Robbinsdale/Golden Valley) has been re-appointed to serve on the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). The LCCMR is a bi-partisan commission consisting of 5 Senators, 5 House members and 7 citizens. The group makes funding recommendations to the Minnesota Legislature on environmental projects. Previously known as the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources, the 2006 Legislature changed the group to include citizens. Carlson, who served on the previous commission, said he's honored to serve again. "It's a great opportunity to continue to help make recommendations on important investments in our natural resources," Carlson said. "With citizens now directly involved, the process will have a new and improved process." When the legislature is out of session, the LCCMR meets with citizens and environmental professionals to gather information about environmental issues. In 2005, the group recommended 73 funding projects to the legislature -30-
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