Federal Government Shutdown

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Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders are negotiating a new anti-sexual harassment policy for state and local government officials as part of the state budget. But several victims of sexual abuse and harassment in the legislature have come forward with a letter, asking that the issue be taken out of the budget, to allow more time for public input.

Members of Congress from Connecticut and New York say they're relieved after they helped flip the government's lights back on and avoid a default.

Matt Laslo reports the sixteen day government shutdown not only frayed the nerves of furloughed federal workers and contractors in the region, it also frayed the Republican Party.

The processing of financial benefits for veterans has been frozen because of the partial government shutdown.  The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to veterans to help them get the right information about how significant the impact could be.