Natural Resources

Use of Tax/Fee Funds for Purposes Unrelated to the Tax/Fee

There is often a discontinuity between the stated reason for a tax or fee and the use of the revenue that tax or fee generates. Take for example a topic near and dear to my heart, the ORV tag, where I pay a fee annually but reap only minimal value for that money. While I understand and appreciate that not every worthwhile program has a dedicated tax or fee funding it, and, hence, the need for a general fund, it seems ...more »

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Restore NOVA funding to DNR, RCO

NOVA was setup as a deal where the state would put off-road gas taxes and ORV tabs into an account instead of refunding it to the user. Therefore, this system is totally self-funded, and should NEVER be used for another state agency (Parks currently).

1.5 million people depend on its funding for recreation around this state.

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