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Thu March 3, 2005
Money Coming for Animals and Habitat
Cheyenne, Wy – The wildlife trust fund bill has passed the legislature. Despite some hard feelings by senators over the unwillingness of the House to compromise on their version of the bill, Senators adopted the bill which will fund enhancements to wildlife in the state. Two main points of contention were that the bill puts 15 million dollars into the wildlife trust .versus the 30 million dollar amount the senate wanted. It also limits the amount of money that can be spent in a year on projects. Senator Charles Scott said in a quote that the house garbaged the bill up considerably. But Scott also urged Senators to support the bill because people that are worried about will find out there is nothing to fear.
Scott says they have failed to pass such a bill too many times in the past, and he worried about losing the bill in a committee. Senator Mike Massie added that they can fix problems to the bill in future years.