Updates from the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut Highlands

Archive for February, 2006

Federal Highlands funds sought: Lawmakers plan to ask Congress to boost money allotted for preservation

Saturday, February 25th, 2006 Posted in | No Comments »

By Colleen O'Dea Daily Record State and federal representatives are trying to put pressure on Congress to fully fund the Highlands Conservation Act. A bipartisan group of 20 congressional representatives from four states, including almost the entire New Jersey House delegation, Thursday sent ...

Highlands Act loses out again in Budget: Bush proposal offers just $2M in funding

Friday, February 10th, 2006 Posted in | No Comments »

By Lawrence Ragonese Star-Ledger Staff Passage of the Highlands Conservation Act in 2004 was supposed to give federal legitimacy to a four- state, Northeast preservation effort. It also was to include $110 million in federal funds over the next decade to buy ...

Money for NJ preserve in doubt

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006 Posted in | No Comments »

By Lynn Olanoff The Express-Times The federal budget introduced by President Bush this week contains little money for the four-state Highlands region. Bush's $2.77 trillion budget promises $2 million for the water-producing region, but it is unknown where the money will go. In the ...

Highlands Funding Included in President’s Budget

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 Posted in | No Comments »

(Washington) On Monday the President took a critical first step in recognizing the Highlands as a region of national significance. The budget released by the Bush Administration Monday included $2 million in funding for the recently enacted Highlands ...