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Monday, February 1, 2010

ID To Use RV Registration Funds To Keep Some Parks Open

Idaho’s state parks are taking a beating; the Parks Department took a 17% cut in general funds in fiscal year 2009, and a 56% cut with the fy 2010 holdbacks. Parks officials agree they have to find a way to be self-sufficient and have come up with a plan to take $2 million a year from RV registration funds that would have gone to grants for capital projects to serve RV users.

Here's a link to the 'Eye On Boise' blog where you can find the details. The plan seems to be the lesser of two evils, which would be shutting down some parks, but do you think this a satisfactory compromise?

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