The Minnesota Geological Survey, which was in danger of being closed down due to lack of funding, recently had their $1,075 million budget restored for fiscal 1993. Governor Ann Carlson signed the new bill into law on January 17.
“Enactment of this legislation has effectively removed the threat of closure that has hung over our heads since the veto on June 4, 1991,” according to MGS director Priscilla Grew. Carlson vetoed the line item of the 2-year University of Minnesota budget that funds the MGS. The MGS is funded under Minnesota's Higher Education bill, rather than as a state agency.