Monday, July 23, 2012

California State Parks Director Resigns Amid Scandal

California State Parks Director Resigns Amid Scandal: "State Parks Director Ruth Coleman resigned Friday and her second in command has been fired after officials learned the department has been sitting on nearly $54 million in surplus money for as long as 12 years.

The department kept the money hidden even as it carried out the unprecedented closure of 70 parks to satisfy state budget cuts. The money could also have prevented drastic cutbacks in