What: Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources

Who: Seven citizens and 10 legislators (bipartisan, bicameral)

Job: Vet natural resources project proposals

Authority: Recommend project funding to Legislature

Duty: Protect, conserve, preserve and enhance Minnesota resources

Funds: Minnesota State Lottery proceeds and investment income

Amount: More than $40 million in projects recommended yearly

Latest: Recommended $46 million to 2016 Legislature

Outcome: $37.9 million in projects adopted