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Arizona gets refund for money sent for Grand Canyon

Governor Jan Brewer (AP Photo/ National Park Service, Michael Quinn)

Governor Jan Brewer (AP Photo/ National Park Service, Michael Quinn)

Arizona has been refunded the money it sent to reopen the Grand Canyon during the partial government shutdown but that wasn’t used.

The state paid the National Park Service $651,000 to keep the popular tourist destination open for a week. Federal lawmakers reached an agreement on the budget before those seven days were up.

A spokesman for Gov. Jan Brewer says Arizona received a refund of $186,000 on Friday. That money was divided between the state tourism office and the town of Tusayan.

The spokesman, Andrew Wilder, says Arizona will seek support from its congressional delegation to be reimbursed for the remaining $465,000.

Brewer had committed enough money to keep the Grand Canyon open for another nine days, but it wasn’t needed.

 

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