The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission’s do or die tactic to hike fees and fines failed in the state legislature’s final days, and we say good riddance.

Republicans killed the measure in the Senate Finance Committee, ignoring the agency’s bogus blackmail tactics that reservoirs would be closed unless funding increased.

The agency hasn’t had a fee or fine increase in a decade, and while there might have been a need to raise some slightly, they got greedy and wanted to double their money.

Thankfully, Republicans saw through the charade this year. Perhaps if the agency might lose the threats and ask for realistic increases while offering to cut some waste, they might see more success in the next session.