This week, California lawmakers will consider whether to add a ballot measure for the 2018 election. The state Assembly is scheduled to vote on it's first bill this session -- a $3 billion parks bond. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
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A task force charged by Governor Jerry Brown with modernizing California's state parks system after a recent financial scandal is now six months into its mission. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports on some of the challenges under way.
Governor Jerry Brown wants the California State Parks system to be self-supporting. But as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, only six of the 279 parks bring in more money than they cost to run -- and the entire system lost nearly 300-million dollars last fiscal year.
California's state parks system has faced a rough few years. Deep cuts during the recession, and a financial scandal that rocked the department. Now a state commission is releasing a report that demands the parks department modernize itself... and Governor Jerry Brown's new budget proposes only enough money to buy the parks system a year to turn itself around. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.