March 16, 2011

WFSE/AFSCME testifies for latest bill to save HPA program

The Federation Tuesday (March15) testified in favor of HB 2008, the latest bill to preserve the hydraulic project approval process and charge user fees to benefit natural resources programs.

Federation Lobbyist Alia Griffing said HB 2008 like earlier bills gets at the reality of funding natural resources with too few dollars available. And the HPA process is a specialized service that users should pay for.

  • The House today introduced HB 2019 today to redirect cigarette tax money to the state General Fund.
  • Also introduced today: HB 2021, another bill to limit the COLA for PERS 1 retirees.

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