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castindad

what is your take on the tax purposed for the ballot? would be interested in both sides of the coin castindad

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gopher_nation

Check out the Outdoor Discussion forum. Look at "Tax me some more" thread. Kind of blew open pretty quick. You can talk all the politics you want over there!!

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castindad

this is not political unless you make it so? the future of minn fishing as we know it is as stake or ? just my take

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Sartell Angler

we are over-taxed in this state...not many disputing that. I think the legislators should make better use of the taxes they are collecting for natural resources...also it would be nice if they directed the lottery $ to where it is supposed to go in the first place!

That said, if this money is dedicated (at least part of it--the rest goes to garbage pits like "arts" and "culture") to the outdoors I am okay with paying that.

I love the idea of all the anti hunters/anglers paying the same taxes to support the future of our favorite past times.

As a republican it is hard to vote for a tax increase of any kind in a blue state like MN, but as an outdoorsman this is where I'll make an exception.

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bturck

IMHO the legislaters screwed up big time when they opted out of the structure licensing which we have been paying for years and years. Was it nice not to have a buy one? YES, but the State lost moocho dollars on that deal and THEY WILL make up for it you can bet your best rod and reel on that. The cost of this license, $13 is pretty insignificant when you look at the cost of the equipment we carry to the lake. If just in portable houses the number would lets say be 100,000 at $13 per house, do the math. Lots of stocking dollars lost here, or better access money. Its going to have an impact, either through additional taxes to cover the loss, or loss of services within the resource sector. Good luck and hang on. Bill

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SchloeRide

Didn't the state plan on making up the lost revenue by increasing out of state licenses? I thought when I initially read about the change that the state didn't plan on losing anything by doing this. Does anyone know if that actually happened?

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Sartell Angler

Schloe is right on--they said they were recouping the losses with OOS anglers (which I think is plenty legit considering what they charge for hunting licenses in states like SD and ND).

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bturck

yes that was part of the strategy to make up the difference on out of state tourists. The license fee would need to be raised significantly to make up that lost revenue, $2 or $3 per license isn't going to do it IMHO. Bill

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stellarfisher

Fairly certain they did some good research and looked at the number of house licences sold and what it would take to recoupe the lost revenue with the increase for out of state licenses. Remember they did this to save money for you.

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bturck

And now they are going to raise taxes to cover the supposed deficit, where is the savings?

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Sartell Angler

as a whole there might not be savings, but since everyone in the state will be paying the 3/8 (assuming it passes) and not just fish house license buyers, it will at least spread the responsibility around a bit \:\)

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castindad

bill i think the voters will take care of the frivalous spending by our goverment both state and in washington enough is enough castindadf

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castindad

seems to me that we passed a tax when we gave the casino TAX THAT HAS AND WILL CONTINUE TO GO TO GENERAL FUND TO BE SQUANDERED JUST MY TWO CENTS WORTH CASTIN DAD

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jimBo

Ok here we go If this taxes goes through the state will make a lot more money than they do on lic.So in the long run there will

be no lic for any outdoor rec.And we will lose all right as sportman/woman and be a C/R State.And be able to go to the lake

to look at dead fish on the shorelines.Because of over populated lakes. And as far as the state spending this so called % on nat resorces they buy up this land in the smaller countys and the people that live there are going to take a double hit.Because who do you think pays the taxes on this plot of land.(county tax).I think people have to look at this with wide open eyes or we as sportman/woman are goig to lose a awful lot and never get it back and the state does not care.enought said

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