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Shutdown In Connecticut

The federal government shut down on December 22, 2018 and the shutdown has continued into the New Year and a new Congress. Connecticut Public Radio is covering the effects on our state of the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

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President Donald Trump announced from the White House Friday that he’s made a tentative deal with congress to re-open the government and end the shutdown.

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Nonprofit organizations are having trouble in their efforts to serve survivors of domestic violence.

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As the month-marker of the partial government shutdown approaches, Transportation Security Administration employees at Bradley International Airport are turning to food donations to keep meals on their table.

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Coast Guard active-duty personnel and their families are benefitting from local food banks as they deal with the financial uncertainty of the government shutdown.

Hayes Joins Hunt For McConnell In Attempt To End Shutdown

Jan 16, 2019
Rep. Jahana Hayes was among the congressional freshmen seeking to deliver a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell regarding the government shutdown.
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Followed by a phalanx of journalists, Rep. Jahana Hayes joined a group of House Democratic freshmen Wednesday who went on the hunt for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Governor Ned Lamont has announced a partnership with local banks that will see federal workers in Connecticut offered interest-free loans to help them during the government shutdown. 

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The partial government shutdown is taking its toll on furloughed employees and those who are forced to work without pay at Bradley International Airport. 

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Coast Guard families are enduring hardships as active duty personnel and civilian employees live without pay during the government shutdown.

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Beer drinkers will not get to sample brand new creations from their favorite breweries during the government shutdown.

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Tensions remain high and a sense of urgency has set in as the partial shutdown of the federal government begins to affect more Americans.

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Senior citizens and residents living below the poverty line may soon struggle to meet their basic food needs because of the government shutdown.

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Thanks to what he calls a “quirk in history,” Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal said that members of one United States military branch may not get paid in full during the government shutdown.