News Work: Scouting for more open space funding in N.J.


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Now that New Jersey has allocated the last of the funds approved by voters in 2009 for open space preservation,  lawmakers are examining ways of providing money for future preservation efforts in the most densely populated state in the union.

Most of the groups testifying Monday before the Senate Environment Committee support dedicating $200 million annually in state sales tax revenue for at least 20 years to provide a stable long-term source of open space funding.

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