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The Franklin Park Zoo, a Boston landmark for nearly a century, may be forced to close and euthanize up to a fifth of the animals in its care due to devastating budget cuts.
Originally posted by silent thunder
I understand the need to cut budgets, but what about all the LEGISLATORS and other forms of pork? Massachusetts is a tiny little state that supports hundreds of "state senators" and "state representatives" that draw salaries and pensions. And each of the six tiny New England states has the same system. Heck, half the people in Rhode Island are State Senators!
June 2, 1784
Amended 1792 requiring state to pay wages instead of town.
Amended 1889 setting salary for members at $200 and for officers at $250 with $3 per day for special sessions.
Amended 1960 limiting mileage to 90 legislative days.
Amended 1984 limiting mileage to 45 legislative days in each annual session.
Originally posted by ravenshadow13
Duh, don't euthanize them. Put them into the hundreds of wildlife refuges and preservations specifically for this sort of thing.