Haslam leaves privatizing state park management decision to next Tennessee governor
Times Free Press The Haslam administration is abandoning all efforts to outsource management of Fall Creek Falls State Park and other state parks and will instead leave the volatile issue of privatizing operations to Tennessee’s next governor
Operators picked for privatized state parks near Delta
newsminer.com The Alaska Division of Parks and Recreation announced earlier this summer that, because of budget cuts from the Legislature, parks employees would cease providing services such as trash pickup at six state parks around Delta Junction.
Study: $389 Million Of Park Service Backlog Is Responsibility Of Concessionaires
National Parks Traveler The $11.9 billion maintenance backlog cited by the National Park Service inflates the true cost of high-priority infrastructure needs and elevates the risk for privatization and corporate giveaways in America’s parks.
Other state parks could follow Fall Creek Falls into privatization
Times Free Press Fall Creek Falls looks poised to be just the first park to have a private vendor take over management of its hotel, conference center, restaurant and golf course from state employees.
Lake Station floats water plant sale plan
Post-Tribune Crippled by debt that threatens its future, the city of Lake Station is considering the sale of its water treatment plant to Indiana America Water for $20.7 million.
Is This What Trump Will Do to Our Water Systems?
Food and Water Watch What is wrong with Trump’s infrastructure plan? Look no further than the corporate water scam in Rockland County, New York, where residents are being forced to pay millions for a desalination plant that was never built.
Republicans move to sell off 3.3m acres of national land, sparking rallies
The Guardian Land totaling the size of Connecticut has been targeted in a new bill in the Republican House, uniting hunters and conservationists in opposition
AFSCME Statement on DOL Announcement re: Overtime Protections For Home Care Workers
AFSCME supports the administration’s continuing commitment to implementation of overtime protections for home care workers as scheduled.
U.S. Supreme Court Might Take Up Rick Scott's "Drug Test Everyone" Plan
Miami News Times Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test every single state employee in Florida -- from department heads to minimum wage DMV janitors -- has already failed the common-sense test and an appeals court ruling.
AFSCME President Blasts House Approval of Budget for Wealthy
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders released the following statement following the House approval of the budget drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan.
Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight
Truthout Services and infrastructure have been privatized, even though keeping them public is the better choice.
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