Opponents have loudly criticized President Trump’s proposal to stop spending $300 million annually on a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, some calling it “critical.”

One of the program's line items was $581,851 in 2010 to help the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe write advisories for members and “communicate benefits and risks of consuming fish caught from the St. Lawrence River Basin.” The project would also “engage the community in the design and development of new fish advisory communications, increase awareness and understanding of advisory messages, and maintain and respect traditional tribal customs and beliefs.”

Stay Engaged

Simply enter your email below to receive our weekly email:


As part of our efforts on government transparency, we obtained data on the compensation of most public employees in the state. This information has been used to fact check claims about salaries, verify data from other open records requests, and hold government spending accountable.

Related Sites