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The Prop 21 Divide: Parks or Wreck?

Friday, September 17, 2010

California Republicans tend to look at the state’s leading newspapers as one vast left-wing conspiracy.

But not all papers think alike — and certainly not their editorial boards.

Case in point: Proposition 21, which if approved would impose an $18 vehicle-license surcharge to help fund state park and wildlife programs.

You’d think the state’s most progressive, large-circulation paper would be an automatic “yes” vote on an initiative that’s all about green grass and high tides.

Guess again. The San Francisco Chronicle’s ed board this week gave Prop 21 a thumbs down.

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