Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WI budget committee votes to keep DNR mag., cut issues

Grassroots win in WI: 

Per the Cap Times' Jessie Opoien:

  57 minutes ago57 minutes agoMore.: Joint Finance will not cut the magazine. Will support four editions per year.  
Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine cover photo  
We subscribers will get one-third fewer issues annually - - six cut to four. Our subs should be lengthened, but it's a grassroots win with a transparent sop to Walker's ego.

More in the State Journal, here.
Leaders of the Legislature's budget committee said Wednesday the panel's GOP majority will reduce the popular Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine to four issues a year, eliminate the forestry tax, pave the way for higher state park fees, and build more campsites with electrical hookups... 
Committee leaders Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, and Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, told reporters before the session started that their caucus would reject Walker's plan to end publication of the popular, subscriber-supported magazine.
Subscriptions have increased since Walker's proposal was announced and lawmakers from both parties have said opposition from their constituents has generated more contacts to their offices than any other budget topic. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keeping it going is important. We need the magazine to tell the important stories about Wisconsin's natural environment. Thanks for reporting on this.