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Quick Hits: October 13, 2020

The Michigan Boating Industries Association is encouraging support of ballot proposal 1-20, a referendum that would allow “more flexibility” on how on how Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund are spent. “There has been a bit of confusion by liberals, conservatives, and just citizens in general on this issue, but when digging out from under Proposal 1 is a win for Michigan citizens,” said MBIA board director Jim Coburn in a statement. “Proposal 1 increases the monies available to be spent on acquiring scenic and ecologically important land and increases funding to development projects.”



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Aquila Celebrates 10 Years

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Commerce Department Appoints Fishery Council Members

The Center for Sportfishing Policy said the new members are favorable to the recreation sector


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RBFF Adds Six Board Members

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