WPR News
8:10 pm
Wed March 2, 2005

Wildlife Trust Fund's Future Tenuous

Cheyenne, Wy – A committee of representatives from the state House and Senate has adopted the House version of the wildlife trust fund bill, but it's possible there could be more work to do. Senator Bruce Burns says they agreed to the house bill because there was no room to compromise. He says the House version of this bill is weak, but he thinks it is better than no bill.
The House bill puts 15 million dollars into the wildlife trust as opposed to the 30 million the Senate put in. It also limits the amount of funding that can be allocated in a year to 200 thousand dollars. Burns predicts that the actions of the House committee won't go over well with the Senate when they debate the bill Thursday.