Alabama’s state parks have seen their state revenue raided in recent years, but a bill passed by the Alabama House and now before the state Senate would reduce their state allocation to chicken bones and corncobs. Of the $3 million of funding recommended by the governor, only $1 million remains in the House version of the bill, the Anniston Star reports.
Sen. Cam War, R-Alabaster, told the Star that the House bill will face tough fight in the Senate.
“They’re really understaffed as it is,” Ward said. “Losing this money would cripple their ability to manage and maintain, particularly some of the larger state parks. We like to be the leading advocates for our state parks in the Legislature.”
The bill will go before the Taxation General Fund Committee and, if passed there, to the full Senate for a vote.