Are 178 of New York’s state parks getting a reprieve?
A spokesperson for the Governor says they’re hoping to have a deal in place by Thursday morning -- a deal that would not only save the parks from closing but would avoid service cuts to others.
This is the latest in what seems to be an arboreal back and forth between lawmakers and the Governor.
Just yesterday, lawmakers gave a thumbs down to the Governor’s proposed legislation to keep the parks open for the upcoming weekend.
Paterson has said to save the parks, Albany would have to come up with anywhere from five to six million dollars; all of which would have to stem from other budget cuts.