The House and Senate have both agreed to a version of HB1019, the Parks and Recreation budget, and while that budget doesn’t include a $2.8 million appropriation to by the Frostfire Mountain ski resort the taxpayers are spending $750,000 on purchasing a boat marina at Lake Sakajawea State Park.
Here’s Senator Krebsbach explaining the changes:
The budget does include $300,000 for the Parks and Recreation department to explore building an interpretive center in the Pembina Gorge area, but at least the taxpayers won’t be on the hook for a ski slope.
Purchasing a marina is bad enough.
You have to wonder, do some of these people think that tourism ought to be a state-run industry?