Colorado may get money for national park shutdown

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is teaming up with Arizona U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake to introduce legislation that would require the federal government to reimburse states for the cost of opening national parks during the federal government shutdown.

Udall said in a statement that the government shutdown last year forced Colorado taxpayers to foot the bill to reopen Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Denver Post reports Colorado is one of six states that funded park operations during the federal shutdown, paying $202,000 to keep Rocky Mountain National Park open for five days.

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