EDITORIAL: Don’t Cut It in Half

February 10, 2009

Read an editorial in the Wentachee World in support of maintaining a $100 million funding level for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. The Governor’s budget proposes cutting funding for the program in half.

Excerpt: “In this year’s budgetary suffering, Gov. Chris Gregoire asks that funding for the program be cut by half. While everyone is seeking ways to pare state spending in these dire times, such a disproportionate reduction in an extremely successful program will do double the harm.

The $100 million appropriation should at least be maintained in the next capital budget if at all possible. Preserving this program and its wide-ranging statewide benefits will sustain their very genuine and proven economic stimulus.”

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