Many of the monuments and national parks in the United States re-opened after the local authorities reached interim arrangements with the federal government in Washington. |
These include the Statue of Liberty in New York and the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
The states of New York and Arizona will pay for the opening of the tourist attractions of its own budget, and are unlikely to get the money back.
National parks have been closed to visitors because of the budget crisis in the United States. Other states are now also considering to finance the federal tourism facilities.
After the U.S. Congress failed to reach an agreement on the state budget in the country, many government offices were closed and hundreds of thousands of public sector workers sent on unpaid leave.
The Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo called the Statue of Liberty, "an international symbol," adding that he personally would not allow because of "dysfunction" in Washington its doors were closed.
The opening of the Statue of Liberty will cost the state of New York in the 60 thousand dollars a day.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said she was "pleased that the administration of [President] Obama has agreed to change its policy and allow Arizona to reopen the Grand Canyon [Visitor]. This is the most important attraction of Arizona and one of the main sources of income of the treasury [State]".
Arizona will open the Grand Canyon for a week. It will cost the treasury $ 100 thousand a day. Analysts estimate that each day in the Grand Canyon comes around 18,000 tourists.
Administration of the State of South Dakota has reached an agreement with private philanthropists and the federal government, according to which tourists on Monday again be allowed into the park of Mount Rushmore.
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Utah and Colorado have also reached an agreement with Washington, and national parks reopen.
The Minister of Internal Affairs of the U.S. Sally Jewell said that these states have found "a practical and temporary solution" that will reduce the negative impact of the closure of parks for local people and businesses.
Partial "closing" the U.S. federal government began the first of October. As a result, hundreds of thousands of state employees have been sent on unpaid leave.
Republicans, who control the House of Representatives is trying to force Obama and the Democrats to make concessions in exchange for the resumption of financing government spending and increasing the national debt ceiling.
First of all, the Republicans seek to cancel, postpone or reduce funding comprehensive health care reform initiated by Barack Obama.
Obama and the Democrats refused, noting that the reform law was passed in 2010, was approved by the Supreme Court and was one of the central issues in the presidential election of 2012, confident that Obama won.
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