Colorado USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Baird says he has been spending his time helping craft the ballot language. “In a matter such as this, both sides of the issue have the opportunity to work with the Secretary of State's office to craft the language which will appear on the ballot. I've spent a large portion of my time dedicated to ensuring the language is fair.” Baird says the language will be released formally in late June or early July.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has phenomenal information regarding the issue and how the Northern Gray Wolf introduction has a trickle-down effect. For starters, it is estimated to cost taxpayers an additional $6 million in new spending on the wolf initiative. Considering the COVID-19-related budget shortfall, this poses an issue for Colorado.
One of the issues with the proposed introduction of the Northern Gray Wolves is there is no proposed path to funding the initiative by the Anti-hunting crowd. Don't forget the future issues surrounding the time and money spent by Conservation officers investigating claims by ranchers.
COVID-19 triggers major detrimental impacts on health, employment, education & higher education, revenue generation, tourism, tax collections, and other wide-ranging aspects of Colorado's economy for the fiscal year 2020-2021. Original projections of COVID-19's impact on Colorado's state budget ballooned from $300 million to $800 million to $1 billion and now $3 billion (or 10 percent of the state's $30 billion budget). Yet, the full impact may not be known for months or even years.
Issues with the introduction of the Northern Gray Wolf also fall into the category of the Federal Endangered Species Act. Northern Gray wolves are still listed at this time, although Baird says he thinks