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Shutdown bonanza: States reaped $10 for every $1 spent to keep parks open

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Congress,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Government Shutdown,Spending,National Park Service,National Parks
Six states that paid Uncle Sam $2 million to keep 14 popular national parks open during the federal shutdown last year bagged $20 million in visitor spending they would have lost, a colossal investment success, according to the National Park Service. “Visitor spending by each park more than offset the total cost paid by the state to keep the parks open during the remainder of the shutdown and...