GovBeat: shutdown


Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Some federal workers may get extra money for not working during the shutdown

Oregonians who got jobless benefits and backpay are allowed to keep both.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:17 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Republicans in these three states could face a backlash for not voting to end the shutdown

Their resistance is receiving some pushback at home.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:46 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 10/19/2013

States that ran parks during the shutdown will have to lobby Congress to be repaid

The funds were considered a donation.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:01 AM ET, 10/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Local papers go big with news the shutdown is over

A roundup of front pages from the regions with the highest share of federal workers.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:18 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Seven other things the Senate compromise bill funds

The compromise measure does more than lift the debt ceiling and fund the government.

By Reid Wilson  |  07:30 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, continuing resolution, earmarks, shutdown, States

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Senate shutdown compromise includes Colorado flood relief

A compromise to reopen the government includes disaster relief after floods damaged roads and bridges.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:11 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, disaster, flooding, relief, shutdown, States

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 10/15/2013

More than half the West is federally owned. Now some states want that land

Two thirds of Utah is federal land and the state wants it back. (And they’re not alone.)

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:47 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Public land, shutdown

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013

When will Republicans have their Barry Goldwater moment?

Will the shutdown be the party’s impetus for change? It doesn’t look likely.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, republicans, shutdown

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Minnesota might reopen parks, if the state could only find some answers first

Officials there were struggling to find federal employees to answer some basic budgetary questions.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Utah will hold special session to keep parks open

Gov. Gary Herbert has called a special session to allocate funding for parks closed by government shutdown.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national parks, shutdown, Utah

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Study: Red states most impacted by shutdown

Red states are being hit harder by the shutdown, thanks to high numbers of federal employees.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rankings, shutdown, States

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Utah opening national parks; Montana says no

Utah will spend taxpayer money to open some of its state parks.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Montana, shutdown, States, Utah

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Poor women and children in North Carolina will get aid, after all

The state, it turns out, won’t be the first to suspend benefits due to the shutdown.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:58 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Governors to Congress: Get your act together, then pay us back

"States are not in a position to be the bank for the federal government," they argue.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:26 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  shutdown, States

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 10/10/2013

White House: States can use own funds to reopen national parks

Governors in at least four states have asked to do so.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:30 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 10/10/2013

What it’s like to lose Head Start

Four vignettes on what it was like dealing with closed Head Start programs.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:03 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, shutdown

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 10/10/2013

One national park in the U.S. remains open — in New Jersey

A real estate fluke accounts for why.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:11 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 10/09/2013

States start to feel shutdown pinch

The abstract debate on Capitol Hill is starting to hit home as programs run out of money and benefits slow.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:01 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, Food Stamps, Nevada, North Carolina, shutdown, States, Utah

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 10/08/2013

At least 26,000 federal workers file for unemployment in DC, Maryland during shutdown

A D.C. spokeswoman says the claims represent a major increase.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:49 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  shutdown, Wages & Employment

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 10/07/2013

States ask Congress to pay them for opening parks during the shutdown

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:32 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Private donors offer $10 million to reopen Head Start programs in six states

The programs will be able to reopen despite the federal government shutdown.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:35 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 10/07/2013

National park visitors spend more than $35 million a day. When the parks are open

More than $35 million is spent each October day where the nation’s more than 300 national park sites are located.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:25 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Report: Shutdown costing $150 million daily in lost wages in D.C. area

Some 373,000 federal jobs are in the D.C. metro area.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:03 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Christie takes on Colorado GOP: ‘They’re hypocrites’

Chris Christie (R) called four Colorado Republicans “hypocrites” for opposing funding for Sandy victims.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, disaster, disaster relief, funding, New Jersey, shutdown, States

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Va. Governor: There’s a ‘dangerous disconnect’ between D.C. and states

Gov. McDonnell lays the blame at the feet of both parties.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:40 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 10/03/2013

The shutdown isn’t bad politics for GOP governors

Republicans on Capitol Hill see political peril in the shutdown. But for governors, the calculus is more complex.

By Reid Wilson  |  05:38 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, republicans, shutdown, States

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013

GOP’s Senate hopes could hinge on shutdown

Republicans are banking on House members to win Senate seats. That strategy could backfire.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, senate, shutdown

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 10/03/2013

By Friday, 5,000 children will have lost Head Start since the shutdown began

A Georgia programs will join counterparts in four other states.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:51 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, shutdown

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Which states are feeling the shutdown’s impact most?

Alaska, South Carolina, Louisiana and Colorado are feeling the effects of the shutdown in different ways.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:51 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 10/02/2013

This map shows how widespread the shutdown’s impact is

From Hawaii to Georgia, workers in regions all over the country rely heavily on the federal government.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:32 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 10/02/2013

The view from the op-ed pages: GOP takes a beating

The nation’s editorial pages overwhelmingly place blame on one side in the shutdown debate.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:35 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  shutdown, States

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Shutdown highlights business’s waning influence on Republicans

An evolving Republican base puts more power in the hands of conservative activists, to the detriment of business interests.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim DeMint, republicans, shutdown, Ted Cruz

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Where federal workers live

Four states and the District of Columbia are home to more than 100,000 federal workers each.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal workers, Rankings, shutdown

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 10/01/2013

How the shutdown is playing in the states

Outrage and frustration plays out in states as parks shutter, employees furloughed, disaster aid delayed.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:42 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  furlough, shutdown, States

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/30/2013

State governments shut down, too

The Minnesota, New Jersey and Pennsylvania governments have shut down in recent years.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Report: A shutdown could hit funding for programs aimed at the neediest right away

A new report finds that funds for welfare, home heating assistance and food benefits would dry up immediately.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:36 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Threat of shutdown delaying Colorado flood relief

Congress has until Monday night to solve a budget crisis, but the threat of a shutdown is already delaying some Colorado flood relief efforts.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, disaster relief, funding, shutdown

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 09/25/2013

States fear big losses if government shuts down

A federal government shutdown would cost state and local governments millions of dollars a day.

By Reid Wilson  |  05:01 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Connecticut, Maryland, shutdown, States, virginia