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SACRAMENTO,CA (AP) - California lawmakers are engaging in rare bipartisian deal-making in an effort to keep state parks open.

Several bills coming up in the Legislature this week aim for short-term solutions to keep parks open in the coming year and longer-term budget fixes so they will not be threatened in the
future.

A Senate proposal would save most of the 70 parks on a budget closure list by redirecting money from a variety of other state sources. An Assembly bill would raise money through stepped up fee collection, a new specialty license plate and tax incentives for buying an annual park pass.

Another bill would create a new kind of vanity license plate to fund parks and open spaces.

One park Mojave Desert already has been shuttered.