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Fitzsimon: GOP-driven philosophical shift

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If you are looking for a perfect example of what’s wrong in Raleigh these days, the legislative report released last week calling for the privatization of state attractions and the closing of historic sites is a good place to start.

The report was commissioned by legislative leaders and prepared by the Program Evaluation Division of the General Assembly with the pithy title, “Operational Changes for State Attractions Could Yield $2 Million Annually and Reduce Reliance on the State.”

The “operational changes” that create the savings include proposals like closing the five-year-old Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, privatizing the state zoo and state aquariums, closing several state parks for months at a time, raising admission fees and ending discounts for senior citizens.

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