Politics Has No Place in State Wildlife and Habitat Program

April 27, 2011

Read an editorial by The Olympian encouraging the state legislature to fund Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program projects on their merit, not politics.

Excerpt: “The competitive ranking system has worked and worked well. It’s why organizations representing conservation, business, recreation, hunting, fishing, farming and community interests, have joined the coalition and continue their worthwhile quest for funding from the state Legislature.

House and Senate negotiators should include the wildlife and recreation program in the final construction budget and senators should abandon their attempt to politicize the selection process and let nominated projects rise or fall on their merit.”

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