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Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, (left) accused Republican lawmakers of presenting “doomsday scenarios” of another federal government shutdown in an effort to deflect blame for the October shutdown. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, accused the National Park Service of operating under a “Soviet-era mindset” by closing parks around the country. (Cronkite News Service photo by Jack Fitzpatrick)

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Park Service balks at requirement to plan ahead for future shutdowns

The National Park Service is not interested in coming up with plans to let states pay to keep parks open should another government shutdown occur, a service official testified Thursday to a House subcommittee.