California Environmental Groups Hope to Save State Parks with DMV Fees

Major environmental groups hope this year's park closures, caused by the California budget crisis, will inspire support for parks at the ballot box next year.

"If voters approve the measure - which needs a simple majority to pass - it would raise roughly $400 million a year, doubling the parks' budget and making it no longer dependent on the state's fluctuating general fund.

In exchange, all California motorists would get free admission to all state parks, which now charge up to $14 for entrance fees."

Previous attempts at raising fees to fund parks have been defeated.

Full Story: Environmentalists ramping up statewide ballot effort to save state parks

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