WPR News
7:39 pm
Tue February 22, 2005

Funding Stripped from Wildlife Trust Fund

Cheyenne, Wy – Supporters of the plan to create a wildlife trust fund will need to go to the floor of the state House to try and get some money back in the bill. That's after the House Appropriations Committee removed all the funding from the trust fund, which is intended to provide money to groups that want to enhance wildlife habitat in the state. House Appropriations Chairman Frank Philp says the reason for removing the 30 million dollars is that he's not convinced the money is needed immediately. Philp says once the trust fund gets established they can consider additional funding. Supporters of the trust fund say they will fight that decision on the floor of the House.