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white cloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:54 AM
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Perry's ........Government goes begging
And that means the department is en route to additional job cuts. Park services and hours also could face trimming. This summer, Parks and Wildlife whacked 230 jobs and enacted some cuts in hours and services. That was caused by a 21 percent spending cut ordered by lawmakers.

There's also the Legislature's history of not giving the department the full share of the sales tax on sporting goods, which is supposed to go to parks. Legislative Budget Board figures show that tax was projected to generate $236 million in the current two-year budget cycle. But the budget sent only $82 million of it to Parks and Wildlife.

Meaning they stole 154,000,000 from the sportsman's and outdoors excise tax
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 12:45 PM
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1. I wish the hunters and fishermen/women would call him on this
If you enjoy an outdoor sport, activity for which you pay a fee for (fishing or hunting license) how can you not be outraged that those fees are being siphoned off to pay other things? A dedicated revenue stream should mean just that - it's only for that purpose. The sales tax on sporting goods was intended to support the parks in this state - period! And you are right - the republicans in charge of the state Legislature are stealing it from the parks system to plug holes in the budget elsewhere.

Damn this makes me so mad! :mad:
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