Since the state Legislature had funded the cost of the public land’s access, that money disappeared. Why not tell us what happened to it? How much money do the taxpayers pay to have a “commission” recommend to the Legislature something that needs public input?
In other words, ask us, the taxpayers, what we want to do; not some outside politically compromised special interest group.
What is wrong with the Discover Pass as a revenue source? (“User fees could change,” The Herald, Dec. 27).
And finally, why look to stick some motor vehicle tab costs upon the public thereby suggesting the Legislature ran off with our money? This article leaves many unanswered questions. Many drivers, many who are seniors, many who are poor, and many who can not nor will never be able to utilize their rights for the money they pay can near well afford that fee and to tax them some more money is a burden.
Like education, the public lands usage costs should be funded from tax and federal revenue dollars in the state general fund, and not allocated as a double tax or a re-tax upon the residents, or some special cash cow already abused by a cash-hungry Legislature.