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Bullock Is Not Opening Montana's National Parks

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In day ten of the government shutdown, President Obama announced our nation's national parks could be allowed to reopen, as long as their respective states foot the bill.

States are now allowed to use their own money to reopen national parks after governors from Utah, South Dakota, Arizona and Colorado put in the request.

Following the president's announcement, Montana congressman Steve Daines introduced legislation to reimburse any state that reopens a park within 90 days.

"Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks not only represent an important part of Montana's heritage-they are important drivers of our state's economy," said Daines.

However Governor Steve Bullock tells ABC FOX Montana he's not planning to open Glacier or Yellowstone National Park.

In a statement Thursday afternoon Bullock said "of course not. When I say that it's long past time to open up the government and end this reckless and job-killing shutdown, I mean the entire government – benefits for the families of service members killed in combat, ‘open' signs at Social Security Offices and resumed use of our National Parks."

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