State parks scrambling to ‘Discover’ funding resources


Washington State Parks patrons purchasing multiple Discover Passes may soon find some monetary relief if a bill, approved by the Senate on Friday (Jan. 27) allowing the use of one pass for two vehicles is accepted by the House and signed by the governor.

It would have an immediate effect following a six-month introductory period that produced an estimated $9 million less revenue than expected from the single-vehicle pass approved by legislative action last year.

With a projected $11 million budget shortfall, parks officials are already faced with the task of balancing their budget in order...

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