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John Stewart

4x4Wire 2012 Voters Guide

Forest Service travel management-related closures and over-regulation by the EPA often impact trail use on public lands. Tens of thousands of miles of historic trails and roads on public lands have been closed over the last 4 years to OHV users. Trail enthusiasts need pro-OHV advocates in the U.S. Senate and U.S House of Representatives to champion responsible access to public lands.

The Trail Political Action Committee (TPAC) was founded as the first national non-partisan political action committee dedicated solely to championing responsible off-highway vehicle recreation on designated roads, trails, and areas on public lands through the electoral and legislative processes.

TPAC believes that "all land-use decisions are political decisions." The TPAC strategic goal is simple. TPAC will contribute to pro-access politicians who will support OHV recreation friendly legislation and oppose anti-access proposals and agency over regulation.

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Lungren for Congress Fundraiser Set

The Trail PAC is proud to announce that it will join with 4WD and motorcycle leaders to host a regional fundraiser in support of Dan Lungren for Congress (CA -CD7).  This is one of the tightest House races in the country and Dan needs the support of trail voters across this country to help maintain a pro-trail majority in the House of Representatives.

The event will be held at CAL4WD HQ in Sacramento on September 30 from 6:30-8:30pm.  There will be plenty of time for off-roaders to visit with Dan on various access and regulatory topics. Dan is a pro-trail champion who recently attended and spoke at the 2012 Hangtown MX at Prairie City SVRA near Sacramento, CA.  He understands that federal land agencies and the regulators have painted a bulls-eye on the back of the OHV community.

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OHV Trust Fund and Local Assistance Grants

The California OHV Trust Fund and Local Assistance Grants program is emerging as a hot topic item for the coming legislative session, again. This political hot-potato is linked with the on-going scandal within California Department of Parks and Recreation.  That scandal involves at least $54 million in "hidden" funds during a time when State Parks was pleading for private funding and increased tax dollars to keep 70 State Park units open.  What is known is that at least $33.5 million of the "hidden" funds are part of the Off Highway Vehicle Trust Fund.

The ink is dry on the Fiscal Year 2013 California budget and details are coming into focus.  So, what about the OHV Program?  What about the future of OHV recreation in the state of California? The OHV Program budget is linked to the California State Parks budget. Now, for the rest of the story...

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