Refunds to NPS for shut down last year

Signage for Yosemite being closed

October 2013 Yosemite is closed

Remember last October (2013) when the National Parks put everyone but security on vacation?  Er…ready standby. You know, the GREAT sequester (a word I don’t use very often). We could not get in….legally. All a big political maneuver.

Life went on and many of the states provided monies to several to keep their local economies running.

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has introduced Bill S. 2104. This would require the Director of the National Park Service to refund to States all State funds that were used to reopen and temporarily operate a unit of the National Park System during the shutdown.  The bill would require the payment of a total of about $2 million.  Manna from heaven!

Seemed to me like a good deal for rangers. They could actually take a maui trip during the period and stillage paid. Just get back when told. Nice.


Unrelated thought worth quoting: God never made an ugly landscape. All that sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild.” – John Muir

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