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Sales tax on State Park parking fees discussed by DEEP, legislature

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is looking to come up with a possible alternative to charging the state's sales tax on parking fees at state parks, which has created longer entry lines.  Spokesman Dennis Schain says they've been discussing with the Governor's office and the legislature the approach that was taken on requiring the sales tax. 


Whether it's rounding so that it's easier to make change or finding other ways to generate revenue for park maintenance, everything is on the table.


25 of the 109 state parks and forests charge for parking, during the summer months.


Schain says they are hoping to come up with alternatives because more complicated change is slowing down entry to the parks.  Without sales tax, the parking fee is a whole dollar amount.

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