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California officials announce closure of 70 state parks
From The Sacramento Bee: State parks officials today announced the closure of 70 parks because of the state budget deficit, including the governor’s mansion and the Stanford mansion in Sacramento.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s January budget plan proposed reducing the state parks budget by $22 million. The Legislature in March approved $11 million in cuts to state parks and $10 million in cuts to off highway vehicle parks in the next fiscal year, with $22 million in cuts to state parks in future years.
(Photo of South Yuba River State Park, one of the parks being shut down. Photo courtesy of RickC via Flickr)