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Nov 23, 2013

National Park Service balks at requirement to plan ahead for future shutdowns

The National Park Service is not interested in coming up with plans to let states pay to keep parks open should another government shutdown occur, a service official testified Thursday to a House subcommittee.  Park Service Comptroller Bruce Sheaffer said a bill to require such planning for all 401 national parks could take too much time and money – a position that was blasted as “atrocious” by the subcommittee chairman.

Story at Arizona Capitol Times

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