I buzzed through an article on the front page of the State Journal Register this morning that said the governor restored funding to keep all eleven of the state parks slated for closure, open. No state park closures and no layoffs for those people, or the 300+ dhs workers that were going to face layoff. Unfortunately I think the historic sites are still supposed to close. And last but certainly not least, I attended a rally on wednesday where several hundred of us attending, marched into the capitol and up to the second floor to the door of the governor's office expressing our displeasure at his desire to close Pontiac Correctional Center. Unfortunately, it seems that the governor has his jaw set to close that institution by the end of the year. Keep the over 400 employees at that institution in your thoughts and prayers this holiday season as they face an uncertain future.