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You may soon be required to pay an entrance fee to enter a state owned park. State representatives approved the measure but Morris Republican Pam Roth voted "No," claiming there's no guarantee the state will use the money for park upkeep.

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Roth says she understands the need for revenue.

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Both motorists and pedestrians will be required to pay the fee, which will help the Department of Natural Resources supplement its income.

The DNR has lost about 58-million dollar in funding over the last decade. The entrance fees are expected to bring in at least nine-million dollars a year. The bill is headed to the Senate.

 
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