Following threats to close more than 200 state parks, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made a huge turn-around and announced Friday that no state parks will close.
The parks still must find ways to slash $14.2 million from their budget this year, which could include shorter hours that the parks are open and less maintenance in the restrooms (let’s not go there, right now).
You can read more about the governor’s decision here.
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Schwarzenegger plays the same game with education every year (not just budget crisis years). He makes the big threat, the public panics, then he and the legislature heroically work out a deal that “saves” the most important things. Lots of high drama but you knew all along how it was going to end…including the very last scene where you see that the monster wasn't really destroyed and it will be back next year to play out the exact same way.