government shutdown

Federal govt. shutdown affects Conn.
5:42 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Bridgeport head start program gets food donation

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch (center) helps deliver Connecticut Food Bank donations to Head Start program at Action for Bridgeport Community Development
Credit Ebong Udoma

A head start program in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is one of many forced to close its doors because of the partial shutdown of the federal government. The program received emergency food aid from the Connecticut Food Bank on Friday.

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Government shutdown affects NY and Conn.
6:53 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Conn. and NY lawmakers concerned about shutdown's impact

A sign explaining the closing of the Library of Congress is posted outside the Library of Congress in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013
Credit AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Connecticut and New York lawmakers are worried about the local impact of the federal government shutdown.

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116,000 New Yorkers furloughed
6:45 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Government shutdown impact on NYS

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
Credit AP file photo/Mike Groll

 

 New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is warning that a prolonged government shut down could depress the state’s already struggling economy. 

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Veterans and unemployment benefits still available
6:28 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

For Conn. residents some federal govt. services are still available

Sign on the front door of the Small Business Administration office in Conn.
Credit Ebong Udoma

 Several federal services are still available in Connecticut, despite the government shutdown in Washington. The Veteran's Affairs Department is assuring Connecticut's 52,000 veterans their services will continue.