Program Open Space Funding Formula Left Intact

The Senate Budget and Taxation’s Capital Budget Subcommittee concurred with the House Appropriations Committee on funding both state and local Program Open Space  (POS) and rejected a Department of Legislative Services recommendation to direct all transfer tax revenue, which funds POS and other land preservation programs, to the General Fund and establish a statutory minimum funding level for all programs of $50 million.  This action would have essentially eliminated Program Open Space. The House and Senate budget committees’ agreement on this issue almost certainly resolves the matter for this year.

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