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  •  Jewell: Ok for Utah to run National Parks only if (3+ / 0-)
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    fully funded.
    Salt Lake Tribune

    "Responding to the economic impacts that the park closures are having on many communities and local businesses, Secretary Jewell will consider agreements with governors who indicate an interest and ability to fully fund National Park Service personnel to re-open national parks in their states," Interior spokesman Blake Androff said in a statement. "The Interior Department will begin conversations about how to proceed as expeditiously as current limited resources allow."

    ....Herbert may have to call the Legislature into a special session next week to approve the loan to the federal government to reopen the parks, possibly dipping into the state’s Rainy Day Funds. It would take an act of Congress to approve repayment of the funds.
    It costs about $21 million a year to operate Utah’s five most prominent national parks, or about $60,000 a day.

    (my emphasis)

    Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

    by willyr on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 12:57:19 PM PDT

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