Government Shutdown

Education
8:35 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Lingering Federal Shutdown Could Affect Head Start in Ohio Soon

So far, no Head Start programs in Ohio have been affected by the federal government shutdown. But Barbara Haxton with the Ohio Head Start Association says if there’s no resolution, 11 Head Start facilities across the state will shut down, stranding 2-thousand kids and over a thousand staffers.

"So if those agencies close, families will be lookng for additional care for their children during the day, staff will be laid off - hopefully collecting unemployment for the duration - and programs will be shut down.  It's really a bad scene.”

Politics
7:35 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Tea Party Getting Blame in Shutdown, But It May Not Matter in Next Year’s Elections

As the federal government shutdown drags on, polls are showing that voters are definitely assigning blame to one party or another. And some are already looking ahead to how the shutdown will play in next year’s big election.

Most credible nationwide polls are showing that overall, respondents blame Republicans more than Democrats or President Obama for the shutdown, and most surveys are also showing a strong streak of anger toward both parties for the situation. But a majority of those who identify as Tea Party members have responded that they support it.

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Government Shutdown
6:16 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Federal Workers Still in Limbo as Shutdown Drags On

Federal worker Justine Kelly with her toddler.
Credit WYSO/Lewis Wallace

As the federal government shutdown drags into its third week, it has become a sort of background noise, present but not always noticeable. Unless you’re a federal worker, that is; Justine Kelly’s a case in point.

She works at the Social Security Administration, and has been working without pay for weeks.

“This is just so demoralizing,” she said at a Democratic party event in Dayton Monday. “I feel like nobody cares. I feel nobody’s listening, like this is all a game.”

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Government Shutdown
5:24 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Wright-Patt Back Up Running, But Shutdown Woes Continue

Most civilian workers are back at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, although officials say normal operations will remain difficult during the partial government shutdown. But across the Dayton area, Wright-Patt isn’t alone in its woes since the partial federal government shutdown began Oct. 1.

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Government Shutdown
1:05 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Civilians Return to Work at Wright-Patt

 Nearly 9,000 civilian workers went back to work Monday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. That’s after the Department of Defense reinterpreted a new law in order to end furlough days.

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