The problem is that the States are not United in cost of living. A couple can get by quite nicely (except for the lack of running water, the last couple weeks) on $160K in Jackson, Mississippi. Not so much, in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of New York. Still, the first two EIP laws were enacted with solid bipartisan support, so we get the government we pay for.
The federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 accords to roadrunners, as it does to Cooper's hawks, cardinals, robins, pelicans and almost all other native North American birds, full protection from intentional killing. It is illegal to kill roadrunners.