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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Trail Fund Law May Not Stick

An Idaho legislative task force is leaning heavily toward undoing an unpopular law passed this year to raid recreational trail funding to shift the money to road repairs.

On July 1, 2010, all gas tax money that goes to the state Parks and Recreation Department for trails and to the Idaho State Police for highway patrol will shift to the Transportation Department for road work. The legislative task force was set up to identify alternative funding for parks and ISP.

But overwhelming public testimony may change that. Here's the story.

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