Proposed legislation to repay states for reopening national parks

Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker are teaming with a pair of Arizona senators to try to pay back states for their role in keeping state parks open during last year's government shut down.

The senators are arguing that taxpayers should not have to foot the bill to reopen their national treasures.

The National Park Access Act would repay the six states that used state money to reopen their parks.

Tennessee paid about $60,000 to reopen the Smokies for a day.


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