Monday, May 24, 2010

Gov. Paterson Bid to Restore Funding To State Parks - 6 Million Cut In EP Fund

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/1010 WINS)  -- Senior officials in the Paterson administration say Gov. David Paterson will introduce a bill Monday that would keep all New York parks and historic sites open for the year including the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, according to 1010 WINS via AP.

But the officials say the Legislature will have to agree to take $6 million from the 
Environmental Protection Fund to pay for it.

The staffers say lawmakers in stalled budget talks as recently as Saturday insisted that a top priority is to keep the parks and historic sites open. Paterson sees the move as a way to address a chief concern he shares, but only with the corresponding cut he has insisted upon.

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