The Root of Our State Parks Crisis

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    Governor Schwarzenegger and his administration recently decided to keep 100 state parks open that were on the budget chopping block. This momentary stay for state parks may not last. The $14.2 million fix achieved through one time maintenance and equipment cuts will do nothing to solve next year's looming $22 million shortfall, and another $22 million the following year. But this is just a symptom, what about the cause?

    In this editorial, we get to the root of why our state parks are in crisis, and why we as a state continue to face a much larger systemic problem. 

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