state parks http://tspr.org en Drive a Car, Pay DNR http://tspr.org/post/drive-car-pay-dnr <p>Vehicle registration in Illinois would go up a couple of bucks under a measure accepted by a House panel.<br />&nbsp;<br />It&#39;s one of various fee hikes intended to help the Department of Natural Resources.<br /><br />Director Marc Miller says DNR has seen its budget reduced by more than half since 2002 and he expects more cuts ahead.&nbsp;<br /><br />&quot;We&#39;re looking at finding ways to replace money that isn&#39;t currently there. So what we see is that we have roughly a $22 million short-fall that we need to make up somehow,&quot; Miller said.<br /> Thu, 24 May 2012 18:05:16 +0000 Rich Egger 15654 at http://tspr.org Drive a Car, Pay DNR