I received the following email last evening on another board... Subject: Legislative Activity needs our attention Sorry if you receive this more than once. Jim Tuggle sent the following message re: confirmation of one of the Fish and Wildlife Commissioners. Members need to communicate with members of the committee mentioned below in support of Commissioner Wecker. We also got word that Jacobsen has amended much of the 5127 language into HB 1778. Next stop for this bill is Ways and Means which means it is really serious. Folks, just when you thought it couldn't get any wierder it does. Senator Ken Jacobsen has scheduled a confirmation hearing for Commissioner Miranda Wecker this Friday at 8:00am in the J A Cherbery Bldg Hearing Room 2. Just to make it even more continous, it will be a public hearing. This reminds me of the Joe McCarthy era. We need to turn up in force and support Miranda and our commission. I believe this could really backfire on the senator because Miranda is very articulate and good on her feet. Lets use this as an opportunity to show the other members of the Senate Natural Resource Committee how we feel about their treatment of the WDFW Commission. Mary E. Bryant Secretary, NKPSA 360-638-2987 Like most of us, I thought 5127 was done at least for this year. NOT SO! Jacobsen has added virtually every provision of 5127 into HB1778. If you are interested, check it out on the legislative site... 1778 seems to be a very large catch-all bill that has many changes that affect WDFW as a whole. The 5127 additions begin at Sec 71. This is really a disappointment. Since I hadn't seen any thing from CCA on 1778, I called CCA' Gov't Relations Rep, Andy Marks, to see what he might be able to add. He was aware of Sen. Jacobsen's move and was not optimistic that the public could have significant impact on its passage. Andy was very concerned however, that there be MAJOR public participation and testimony on the confirmation hearing for Miranda Wecker, in Olympia this Friday (4/3/09). If you can't be there, letters to your reps and the Gov are good too. Andy stated that Jacobsen is out to deconfirm all currently sitting members of the commission in order to get his lackys in... Will of the voters be damned...! Let's have a good turnout on Friday and see if we can get this jerk's attention!