Two television news crews reported on the scene. What I have to say is that these lands are a public trust run by the state government. They are not an asset that can be closed or sold off. The $15 vehicle license fee is a fine way to offset the costs and if other compromises are needed so be it. But closing 80% of the parks is neither a reasonable nor effective solution to anything and would be a huge violation of public trust.
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