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Peter Vahry
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« on: March 28, 2011, 04:25:11 am »

www.tahoedailytribune.com/article/20110327/NEWS/110329919/1056&parentprofile=1056

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. California budget makers ruled to cut and borrow money from the Off-Highway Vehicle Division's trust fund, a completely user-generated reserve managed by the California Parks and Recreation Department and this isn't the first time.
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Pat Brower
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 11:33:45 am »

That's exactly why Michigan voted to place all of its user created trust funds under Constitutional protection.
It sounds like California could use a similar measure.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 09:00:10 pm »

Pat, are you saying Michigan has a Constitutional provision preventing this type of trust fund raid?
Although on a less grand scale and not directly related to OHV, Maryland is also having some issues related to trust fund transfers
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2012, 10:22:31 pm »

Don't know how I missed this for so long, but apparently I did!

Yes.  Michigan was having issues with funding transfers from a variety of accounts, so they were all lumped together and a Bill was drafted and passed that made them restricted to only the use they were intended for and wrote it right in to Michigan's Constitution.
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