Sen. Griffin introduces bill on Mexican wolf

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PHOENIX — A Northern Arizona lawmaker wants to put the state in charge of giving out federal dollars to ranchers who lose cattle to wolves.

Rep. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff, contends the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is far too slow in responding to requests for reimbursement — if it responds at all. He said the only way cattle owners are going to get justice is to force the federal government to put up a $500,000 cash bond and then let the state Department of Game and Fish decide which ranchers are eligible.

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LocalCynic on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 7:14pm

I love how the conservative folks are so willing to risk taxpayer money
engaging in legal battles. ‘Cause, you know, the right of the states to tell
the feds that state laws trump federal laws (the Civil War) was kind of
decided a long time ago. For many of us.

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