Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Haslam Hopes the Smokies Will Reopen This Week
Gov. Bill Haslam says a deal to open the Great Smoky Mountains National Park parks in Tennessee for the weekend came too late for the state to send money to the federal government. Haslam says banks were already closed by the time the state was informed about how much money to wire to the federal government on Friday. The price tag? $60,000 per day. Haslam says talks about reopening the park resume this week.