Yes their at it again
Just heard from a key legislator that all recreation dedicated accounts are swept in Ross Hunter's budget that he went over last night with his caucus.
WSSA just spoke with Bob Nichols, Gov's recreation advisor, who informed us that Governor Chris Gregoire is the Chair of the Western Governors’ Association that has created the WGA "Get Out West!" program http://www.westgov.org/home
Governor Gregoire, the 2011/2012 chair of the Western Governors' Association (WGA), is leading the Get Out West! initiative. Governor Gregoire is working with fellow governors to highlight the connection of outdoor recreation and tourism to the health of our local economies as well as our citizens. In addition to promoting outdoor recreation and tourism across the West, the initiative will generate jobs and draw attention to the importance of effective conservation strategies so these assets are available for future generations.
WGA’s Annual Meeting is June 9-12, 2012 in Cle Elum, Washington
Bob is going to inform the Governor of the proposed sweep of recreation dedicated funds.
Note these members of their Advisory Group
Northwest Marine Trade
Mark Rupp Director Washington State – WDC Office
Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC)
National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council,