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Lawmakers Look At Options For Saving State Parks

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YAKIMA--Washington lawmakers are looking at several options to save our state parks.

Yakima's Sportsman Park is one of 33 state parks that could fall victim to budget cuts.

One option would be to send one cent of every $1,000 of property tax to state parks.

The second option would provide $44 million over six years.

"So if they just get busy and take care of them, they might just keep it open," park volunteer Al Allaway said.

Allaway said another idea is optional fees on car tabs renewals.  Montana uses a similar fee to raise money for their state parks.

The state park's fate is still up in the air.  Allaway expects the legislature to decide late next month.

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