State Sen. Tom Harman (R-Costa Mesa) this week blamed partisanship on Gov. Jerry Brown's choice to veto one of his bills that could let private companies operate cash-strapped state parks.
The state budget crisis has forced the state to temporarily close many of the parks to the public.
"California should use every tool in the tool box to keep these parks open and profitable," Harman wrote in his weekly report to supporters. "There should be no excuse for closure when there are other, untapped options available."
With deep cuts to the state parks' department annually debated to help balance California's budget, Senate Bill 386 would have required state parks to post notices 30 days ahead of their closure and list information on how to contact the department to discuss taking over park operations.