Senior discount cost IDNR jobs?

Published 03/21 2014 11:08AM

Updated 03/21 2014 11:11AM

SPRINGFIELD -- A proposal to give seniors free hunting and fishing licenses could come at a cost. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) says they may have to eliminate up to three employees if the plan becomes law.

IDNR says the layoffs would necessary because of lost revenue from hunting permit sales. Currently, fishing licenses are $15 and hunting licenses are $12.50. The bill is being debated in the House.

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