A proposal to keep New York's parks open is shot down in the state Senate.
Senate Democrats rejected a Republican bill Monday to keep state parks and historical sites open by taking $6 million from the New York Power Authority.
41 state parks and 14 historical sites closed last Monday because there's no money for them without a state budget.
The Republican bill was suggested as an amendment to Governor Paterson's budget extender legislation.
Paterson has offered an alternative option for reopening the state parks. His version of the bill diverts the $6 million from the Environmental Protection Fund.