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NC has routinely shown up near the bottom in funding for parks, and its per capita operating budget ranks 49th. Recently, the state has moved toward funding but the question remains: Will the state commit the resources needed to overcome decades of neglect?
North Carolina Senate Bill 733 created trust funds to aid state parks in paying for maintenance, development, and land acquisition. The legislation is controversial in that it shows the state's interest in providing funding, but does not mandate funding.