Monday, April 21st, 2014

Jan Brewer To Decide On Keeping Grand Canyon Open During Shutdown

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer must decide today whether to send more money to keep the Grand Canyon National Park open. The agreement Brewer struck last week with the National Park Service to pay to keep the park open expires Friday night. The deal requires Brewer to give the park two days' notice if she wants it to remain open.
 
Arizona is paying $93,000 a day to keep the canyon open during the government shutdown. Businesses that rely on the canyon for tourist dollars were hurt during the eleven-day closure that ended Saturday  morning. Brewer is using money from the state Office of Tourism, the town of Tusayan and businesses to pay for park operations.

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