PA Considers Consolidating Fish, Game Commissions

06.05.14 | Terry Diener

A study that says Pennsylvania could save about $5 million a year by merging its fish and game commissions is generating divided opinions on a legislative panel.Officials with the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee reviewed their conclusions Wednesday with members of the House Game and Fisheries Committee. The nonpartisan research organization's senior counsel says the Fish and Boat Commission and the Game Commission could cut 52 jobs by consolidating. She says Pennsylvania is the only state that has separate agencies to regulate fish and wildlife.