Fish and Wildlife Commission wrestles with possible COVID-19 related cuts
Last updated 9/1/2020 at 9:42am
OLYMPIA – The Fish and Wildlife Commission, on Friday, approved $17 million in budget requests for needed enhancements to manage fish and wildlife in Washington state. Commissioners also provided a list of potential service cuts, while pointing out the counterproductive nature of such cuts should statewide elected officials adopt them.
A unanimously adopted Commission position statement outlined how the $23.5 million in possible cuts, if realized, would have significant impact on local economies, and asserted that investments in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW's) w...