Interesting read. I love it when our "elected" officials who are supposedly "elected" to serve the public think they know more than the normal guy on the street. Maybe one year all fishermen in the state should say screw you, we are not buying licenses and let the burden fall to police that on the legislature. I hate to do something like that to wardens who are hard working folks, but at some point the gravy train needs to get derailed.
Don't get me started on property taxes!
Not to get too political, but in a representative democracy the whole point is for the public to elect someone that knows better than them... not someone that will do their every bidding
That said, I thought that I had read an article that one of our legislators had introduced a bill this session that would mandate that funds meant to be used for outdoors conservation/recreation would actually be used for that purpose rather than being reallocated as most of them are currently.