ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A final public hearing tonight on the fate of three new state parks that have been mothballed by Governor Greitens’ administration, and could be sold off.
“80 percent of Missourians voted in favor of the parks and soils tax in November of 2016, so parks are more popular then any politician in this state,” says Jim Hickey of the Sierra Club’s Missouri chapter. He says if 21 million Missourians visited our state parks last year, it should be a priority for lawmakers.
Scott Faughn of the Clayton Times says Greitens probably doesn’t like that one of the new parks in question is called Jay Nixon State Park.
“I think it’s petty and sad,” he says.
The final hearing tonight is from 6-8 at Johnson’s Shut-Ins state park.