The state House and Senate are at odds as to how to fund the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. The Olympian explains:
Excerpt: “House budget writers included $50 million for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program and used the project ranking system designed to keep political deal-making out of the equation.
In the Senate, the priority projects received $20 million, plus another $16 million was directed to politically popular projects. No farm preservation projects were funded in the Senate plan.
Both funding plans represent marked decreases from the $100 million the program received four years ago, a move that was expected due to the multibillion-dollar budget deficit.”