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Sales Increase For Washington State Discover Pass

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A new report shows revenue collected from sales of the Discover Pass was nearly $1 million higher than the year before.

The Everett Herald says (http://is.gd/7vEhXF ) sales in the second full year of the program generated almost $16.7 million, compared to $15.7 million in the first year.

The program was created to offset the loss of state funding through budget cuts. A $30 annual pass or $10 daily pass is required in motor vehicles accessing state parks and other state-managed recreation lands.

A report prepared for the state Parks and Recreation Commission says the state took in $32.4 million in the 2-year budget cycle that ended June 30. The majority went to state parks, with the rest going to the Department of Natural Resources and Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

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