70 state parks get the ax
May 14, 2011
The governor’s mansion, Limekiln State Park in Big Sur Redwood forests and some of the states historical parks will be closed. As many as 220 jobs will be eliminated as part of the states budget cuts recently approved by Gov. Jerry Brown.
In March, the legislature and Brown agreed the closures would help cover $22 million in cuts to the state parks budget. The cuts were made to help shrink the states former $26 billion budget to its current $15.6 billion.
Brown had proposed tax increases or extensions to help repair the budget deficit, but Republicans have successfully blocked his plan.