State Rep. Peterson on funding increase for Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife

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Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00

April 29, 2010

House votes to increase funding to the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Boston, MA – Calling the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries one of the most professional agencies in the Commonwealth, Representative George N. Peterson, Jr. (R-Grafton) is pleased to announce that the House voted unanimously to increase overall funding to the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife by $500,000, as well as allocate an additional $500,000 to the Wildlife and Habitat Purchase account.

The two amendments were offered by Representative William M. Straus, the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture, and Representative Peterson was proud to cosponsor both of them.

“I am extremely pleased these amendments garnered such overwhelming support by the members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives,” said Representative Peterson.  “The Bay State is rich in natural resources and the increased appropriations will allow hunters and fishermen alike to take advantage of all of the amazing outdoor, recreational opportunities available to them.”

Representative Peterson, an avid outdoorsman himself, praised the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife saying, “these professionals have done a great job of managing our resources.”

Representative Peterson, a 16 year member of the House, currently serves as Assistant Minority Leader.   

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