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Fee hike for hunters, campers?

April 01, 2008 at 03:34 PM

Hunters and campers in Illinois could be paying more in fees under Governor Rod Blagojevich’s latest budget proposal.

The administration hinted weeks ago that some higher park fees could be necessary to fill a $750 million budget gap.

So Blagojevich is proposing that campers pay $5 more per day for electric hookups and $10 more per day for sites on holiday weekends. Out-of-state hunters would pay more for archery and firearm licenses.

The state’s Department of Natural Resources says current fees aren’t keeping pace with actual utility costs.

Lawmakers are scheduled to meet through the end of May.

The proposed fees would go into effect July 1.

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Blagojevich Sucks

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/01 at 08:48 PM

I don’t have a huge problem with this IF all the revenue goes to the DNR and nowhere else.  I wouldn’t mind paying more for licenses IF everything goes back into our natural resources.  It’s a shame our parks and lakes are not more comparable to what Wisconsin has.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/02 at 05:37 AM

I agree.  If the money stays in the DNR fine.  But knowing how our wonderful governor works, it will probably be used to construct a statue of himself in downtown Chicago…

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/02 at 07:09 AM

I cant wait until the next election! Our DNR is being raped by him. $5.00 a day equals $150.00 month. Double that and that’s more than I pay for electricity at home for a month… I know we don’t camp everyday but it some perspective.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/02 at 11:06 AM

I agree that Blogojevich sucks.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/02 at 10:11 PM

I third that Blogevich sucks. There is action going on in the legislature to recal this piece of work, instituted by a fellow democrat. http://www.wsiltv.com/p/news_details.php?newsID=2892&type=top

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/03 at 09:27 AM

All the money better be going to the place its intended for. The fees seem a bit hefty.

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