Groups say funding national park maintenance backlog is good for economy

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Source: WXPR
By Ken Krall
November 27, 2018

Restore Our Parks legislation has cleared committee in both the U.S. House and the Senate, but it still needs a vote in both chambers. According to one recent study, tackling the estimated $12 billion maintenance backlog could stimulate the creation of 110,000 jobs nationwide. Marcia Argust, project director at The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Restore America’s Parks Campaign, said the bill has strong bipartisan support, but lawmakers will have to act soon, as the current Congress has a limited number of business days before it adjourns for the year.

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