Philly Burbs: Farmland preservation: Dedicated tax revenue best


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New Jersey lawmakers have begun to discuss ways to replenish its dwindling open space and farmland preservation funds.

For the first time, the highly successful program — 200,000 acres have been preserved — has run out of money. The last of the $400 million in preservation funds approved in a 2009 bond referendum was appropriated by Gov. Chris Christie last week.

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