Archive for October, 2011

Budget cut proposals released by governor

October 28th, 2011  |  Published in Budget, Department of Ecology, Department of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, State Agencies

Yesterday the governor’s office released a package of proposed budget cuts, including a breakdown of those impacting natural resources agencies.

Here is a breakdown of the cuts could impact each agency:

  • Department of Agriculture: $5,358,000
  • Conservation Commission: $1,400,000
  • Department of Ecology: $2,822,000
  • Department of Fish and Wildlife: $10,815,000
  • Department of Natural Resources: $2,570,000
  • State Parks: $1,700,000

Natural resources agency consolidation

October 21st, 2011  |  Published in Department of Ecology, Department of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, Legislative Meetings, Puget Sound Partnership, State Agencies

The House General Government Appropriations & Oversight Committee recently held a hearing on natural resources agency consolidation. You can view that hearing in the window below:

House general government to discuss natural resources consolidiation

October 11th, 2011  |  Published in Budget, Legislative Meetings

The House Committee on General Government Appropriations & Oversight will discuss the “natural resources consolidation proposals from the 2011 legislative session” as part of their meeting on Wednesday, October 19.

The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. in theSenate Hearing Rm 1 of the J.A. Cherberg Building in Olympia. Here is the agenda.

Fish and Wildlife, Parks budget reduction documents posted

October 4th, 2011  |  Published in Budget, Fish and Wildlife, State Agencies

In response to the expected budget gap, state agencies were required to submit ideas to cut their budgets. You can download the WDFW document here and the State Parks here.

All state agencies that have submitted documents to the governors are listed here.