EDITORIAL: In Our View: Cut, But Don’t Kill

March 18, 2011

Read an editorial in the Vancouver Columbian opposing cuts to the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP).

Excerpt: “Although the WWRP is requesting $100 million again from the state’s capital budget for the next biennium, no reasonable person expects that level of funding to continue during the economic crisis. We get that. WWRP’s most ardent supporters would be wise to expect a further reduction even below the $70 million level. But to kill the program as Gregoire has proposed is to overreact. And her suggestion becomes even more ill-advised when it is discovered that the governor wants to direct $20 million to a newly created Puget Sound Wildlife and Recreation Program.”

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