NEW YORK: State To Fund Statue Of Liberty During Shutdown

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The Statue of Liberty reopens July 4th after superstorm Sandy caused damage

The iconic Statue of Liberty will reopen to the public on Sunday.

The state of New York said it will foot the bill during the government shutdown.  Those costs will run the state about $62,000 each day.

The Governor said the state will pay to keep Liberty Island open through Oct. 17.  If the shutdown is not resolved by Oct. 17, then New York will re-negotiate to keep it open.

Ferry trips from Manhattan are scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. on Sunday.