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What spending counts as conservation spending? Analysts wrestle with proposed constitutional amendment

A proposed constitutional amendment directing state revenue towards conservation land acquisition, management and restoration would not necessarily require more spending on those activities, state analysts say. 

Supporters, including a variety of environmental groups, have said the amendment would provide $5 billion for water and land conservation over the next 10 years, or $500 million a year. But the state analysts say the amount depends on decisions that will be made by the Legislature if the amendment passes.

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