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Illinois is spending money to relocate Prairie Chickens to Illinois, but the birds don’t like it here and most die, and abut 60% of the money pays for people who transport the birds. In other words, this is more a support program for government workers.

“Governor Pat Quinn’s office defended the program by noting that the state share comes out of recreational fees paid by hunters, not general tax revenues, as if state funds weren’t fungible.”

via Little Hens on the Prairie – WSJ.