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Senate rejects bill to cut senior discounts at state parks

May 1, 2012


— The Kansas Senate has rejected a bill that would have eliminated discounts to the state parks for senior citizens and the disabled.

The bill rejected Monday also would have allowed people to buy yearly state park passes with their vehicle registration.

It would have reduced the cost of park permits for drivers who bought them while renewing their car license plates. But it would have increased the cost for senior citizens and the disabled to $5.

The Wichita Eagle reports supporters said the bill would make it easier for people to buy park passes and would bring in revenue for the state parks department.

But opponents said it was not the right time to take away a popular discount for senior citizens, who often are on fixed incomes.


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