SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With budget cuts threatening to force the shutdown of 70 California state parks, the state Assembly has unanimously approved legislation making it easier for nonprofit groups to take over operations at some parks.
The bill, AB42, passed 67-0 Thursday with little debate and was sent to the Senate.READ MORE: California International Marathon Expected To Bring In $10M To City Of Sacramento
The author, Democratic Assemblyman Jared Huffman of San Rafael, said the measure might not be a complete solution to keeping parks open, but it could help.READ MORE: 'Thousands Of Dollars In Damage;' Sacramento Sideshow Organizer Arrested In North Natomas
State parks officials last week announced that $33 million in budget cuts passed by the Legislature in March would force it to close 70 of California’s 278 parks, beaches and historic areas around the state as of July 2012. They said they would seek partnerships to keep some open.MORE NEWS: Tracy City Council To Consider Appointing New City Manager At Upcoming Council Meeting
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