Arizona also will be reimbursed for welfare payments made while federal funding was cut off from the program for low-income families.
The state also expects a refund for the unused portion of nearly $1.5 million it paid the government to reopen the Grand Canyon National Park for 16 days. The canyon was open only five days using state money so more than $1 million should be returned.
Arizona will have to wait to get back the $465,000 spent on canyon operations. Sen. John McCain’s spokesman said Thursday he’s working with lawmakers from other states that reopened parks to craft legislation allowing repayments.