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Ill-conceived plan

Published: Sunday, April 6, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

A recent decision by Democratic state Sen. Terry Link to table his totally inappropriate resolution to dissolve the Fox Waterway Agency is still not good enough. Sending this boondoggle to be studied further is just wasting more taxpayer time and money.

The Fox Waterway Agency has consistently shown to be a huge benefit to our local environment, waterway and it inhabitants. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources indicated that it was not equipped to take over active management of this important function and, after reading all the recent issues at the IDNR (front page of the Northwest Herald, March 29, 2014), I would agree.

The rationale provided by the two Democrat proponents was their attempt to reduce the number of state agencies. However, the only one they picked out of the 7,700 agencies is the one that does not actually collect any taxpayer money.

Frankly I do not believe that was their motive, and I can only guess that they are working on some ill-conceived plan to sell us some swamp land.

Hats off to Sen. Pam Althoff for opposing that bill.

Robert Davis


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