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Brewer having task force eye Arizona parks’ future

PHOENIX — Arizona’s troubled state parks will be the focus of a task force being assembled by Gov. Jan Brewer to make recommendations on the system’s future and financial sustainability.

Parks maintenance and rehabilitation work has long been hindered by inadequate funding, and several parks with run-down historical buildings have been temporarily closed because of budget cuts. Additional parks have been identified for possible closure due to lack of money for operations.

Brewer’s predecessor, Janet Napolitano, ordered creation of the task force last year but Brewer’s office said Wednesday no work was done.

Former Arizona Diamondbacks President Rich Dozer is the chairman of the task force, which has an Oct. 31 deadline to submit recommendations.

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