New Maine Budget

Discussion in 'Welcome Mat and Lounge' started by kenton6, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. kenton6

    kenton6 Administrator

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    The new 2 year budget proposal has gone before the House for discussion. In that budget is new funding for DIFW. Included is a proposal to charge a $10.00 decal fee for all canoes, kayaks, row boats and sail boats.
    The following link will take you to a press release issued by MDIFW summarizing the DIFW portion of the budget.
    http://www.mainehuntingtoday.com/magazine/News/budget_proposal.html

    What are others thoughts on this proposal???

    I realize that man is the biggest contributor to the distruction and alteration of our environment and to wildlife in general but I have some reservations about this $10.00 fee. There are a lot of canoes, kayaks, row boats and sail boats in Maine. That translates into a lot of money.
    How will this effect businesses, outfitters, rental agents, etc. ?

    Let's hear your imput!!

    Either way you look at the issue, contact your legislator and let them know where you stand. They do listen - well, usually.
     
  2. kenton6

    kenton6 Administrator

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    Thankfully, they have axed the $10.00 fee for canoes, kayaks etc. But don't hold your breath. Our taxing legislature ain't done yet.