Gov. Doug Ducey signs order to keep Grand Canyon open in future government shutdowns
After two government shutdowns in less than a month, Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Friday to keep the Grand Canyon open should Congress fail to pass a spending bill again.
In a release, Ducey cited "continued dysfunction in Washington, D.C." and announced the Grand Canyon Protection Plan. He said it would provide predictability in the event of another shutdown by:
Creating a strategy for operations in the Grand Canyon National Park.Determining the the operation strategy's cost.Establishing a process to pay the Department of the Interior with funds from state coffers... read more
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