“We realize adding user identification requires a little more effort to log on, and it’s another password to remember, but we think the trade-off of having another layer of protection for our hunters’ and anglers’ personal information is worth it."
Those who purchased online tags or licenses in 2008 or later are not affected by the breach. Those who believe they may be affected are encouraged to watch their financial information, as well as watch for signs of identity theft.
"Now is not the the time to lessen protection and contemplate any increases in mortality—certainly not to accommodate the crass motivations of those who want to trophy hunt Yellowstone's grizzly bears."
The proposed budget includes $62 million to fuel the third year of the so-called "career ladder" pay scale for K-12 educators, a $5 million increase for new classroom technology, a $5 million increase for more IT staffing, $2 million for college and career advising and a $4.2 million increase for professional development.