With Federal Wallet Closed, States Agonize Over Opening Their Own
Gov. Jerry Brown of California said the state would not intervene to keep its vast network of national parks open to the public.
By ADAM NAGOURNEY and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
Published: October 4, 2013
LOS ANGELES – With no end in sight to the federal government shutdown, governors across the nation are struggling with a cascade of tough decisions about when and whether to step in with state funds to keep an ever-growing list of shuttered parks and programs
Gov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota has pleaded, so far unsuccessfully, for permission to use state funds to keep open the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, which tourists photographed this week from outside the entrance. Continue reading “With Federal Wallet Closed, States Agonize Over Opening Their Own”