LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) - The Michigan Senate has voted to eliminate state park entrancefees and instead ask drivers to voluntarily pay higher vehicleregistration fees.
The funding change is designed to raise more money for a parksystem that supporters say is at the breaking point financially.
Visitors to state parks and boat launches no longer would pay$6 for a daily sticker or $24 for an annual pass under legislationapproved 25-12 Thursday and sent to the House.
Drivers instead could pay $10 annually when renewing theirlicense plate to get unlimited access to state parks, forests,recreation areas and boating sites.
Or they could choose not to pay the fee and stay out of theparks.
Opponents of the bill say vehicle fees should go to fixing uproads, not parks.
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