Posted: May 8, 2012 2:37 PM by Associated Press (SR)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - As the July 1 deadline nears for dozens of California state parks on the closure list, legislators in both houses are scrambling to save them with proposals for specialty license tags and improved entrance fee collections.
But state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, on Tuesday said he found existing revenue sources to help defray the $22 million budget shortfall for the state's 280 parks. He said he hoped his plan could keep at least 50 of the 70 parks on the list from closing this summer.
The senate budget subcommittee he chairs will vote Wednesday on his proposal to use existing state vehicle license fees to pay for road improvements in parks.
Simitian also seeks to use a clean water loan fund for expensive repairs on water and septic systems.
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