It was a simple bill. HCR 20 called on the State Department of Lands to create maps for public use that quantify and locate the areas of land that are accessible for public use. Seems reasonable, right? This resolution passed the House in the morning and by afternoon had been killed. Twenty Republican legislators flipped their votes and voted to kill the resolution. These maps would help inform recreationists, hunters, and fishers about what land is publicly accessible, what lands are not, and how to access the land.
Rep. Caroline Nilsson-Troy (R-Genesee) made the motion to reconsider the resolution. She’s apparently against more transparency from the Department of Lands.
It’s another example of House GOP membership playing games and wasting time with taxpayer money. How are we supposed to play the game of governing when the other team takes the ball and goes home?