California Poised To Close 220 Parks Due To Deficit

May 29, 2009

California (ChattahBox) – According to a story by the Huffington Post, Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger is considering a proposal that would shut down a majority of the state’s parks, due to the extreme deficit.

The state has now fallen to a $24.3 billion dollar deficit, a staggering amount that has California officials scrambling to make any budget cuts possible.

Among those cuts it is being proposed that $70 million that funds the many national parks, which are a big tourist attraction, be eliminated, leaving only enough to maintain just under 60 parks, closing down an incredible 220.

“This is a worst-case scenario. If we can do less than this, we will try,” spokesman Roy Sterns said in a press conference.

“But under the present proposal, this is it.”

The possibility of so many parks being closed has already stirred up quite a bit of controversy and dissent, particularly from the Parks and Wildlife Committee, as well as from the general public.


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