State Wildlife and Recreation Coalition: A Bipartisan Success Story

September 24, 2013

The Seattle PI’s Joel Connelly covers the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition’s annual breakfast, noting that the Coalition is “one of the nation’s all-too-few ongoing examples of bipartisan, across-the-battle-lines cooperation.”

Excerpt: “The coalition has shown a knack for getting money out of the Legislature in tough times — $65 million this year — leveraging those dollars, and setting out on tasks ranging from reclaiming parks in Tacoma’s tough Hilltop neighborhood to protecting Skagit County farmland to preserving more than 10,000 acres in Kittitas County.

“You have captured and protected the soul of Washington,” said Gov. Jay Inslee, looking out a members of Congress and legislators from both parties.”

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