Are the governor and the Minnesota Legislature heading for a special session or, worse yet, a government shutdown? No one on the inside of state government likes those terms, recognizing that voters don’t look favorably on dysfunction, especially perhaps in a state that fancies itself better than most. Yet with the 2019 session entering its critical final six working weeks, it’s hard to see how it will all end, not only when it comes to the one must-do of the session — passing a two-year state budget — but on other front-page issues such as health care funding, transportation improvements and gun safety. Deals almost always come together. That is what the governor and legislative leaders are relying on. Yet the way they talk about their disagreements goes well beyond the acerbic rhetoric that has become the political norm. With the governor’s office and the state House in the hands of DFLers and the state Senate controlled by the GOP, Minnesota’s … [Read more...] about Does the 2019 legislative session have the makings of a state government shutdown?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Economy Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Economy | Government Shutdown Shakes Stability of Jobs That Are Often the Best Around Supported by ByNatalie Kitroeff and Robert Gebeloff Jan. 16, 2019 Verla Bloomfield has the kind of workplace that seems plucked from a different era. She has a pension, a union, several weeks of vacation and a paycheck that has nearly doubled in 14 years. Her employer? The United States government. “People used to work for companies their whole life and retire and take their pension and move on,” said Ms. Bloomfield, who handles claims for the Social Security Administration in Tulsa, Okla. “That’s not the reality of our work force anymore, but it still is for the federal government.” By many measures, the last couple of decades scorched American workers. Wages crawled up, factory jobs fled to China … [Read more...] about Government Shutdown Shakes Stability of Jobs That Are Often the Best Around
By Julia Limitone Published January 09, 2019 Politics FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video President Trump doesn't want the government shutdown, he wants it open: Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on the partial government shutdown over funding for a border wall. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump is doing everything he can to “minimize” the impact of the partial government shutdown. Continue Reading Below “The president doesn’t want the government shut down – he wants the government to open but he also wants it to do its job,” Sanders told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Wednesday. “And one of the fundamental goals that the federal government has and the president in particular is to protect the people of this country.” MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM... WHY TRUMP CAN'T DECLARE NATIONAL … [Read more...] about Government shutdown: Trump giving best effort to ‘minimize’ impact, Sarah Sanders says
Susan Selasky Detroit Free Press Published 10:46 AM EST Jan 9, 2019 The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, commonly known as food stamps, will continue through February despite the government shutdown. The department said SNAP benefits will be provided through a continuing resolution, a temporary measure to maintain funding for government departments, agencies and programs. “We will rely on a provision of the CR that just expired that allows the federal government to make obligated payments within 30 days of the expiration of the CR,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. “We will be reaching out to states to instruct them to request early issuance of SNAP benefits for February.” An early issuance means that states can apply for their benefits early. It's typically used in “disaster situations such as hurricanes,” Perdue … [Read more...] about Government shutdown: Food stamps ]to continue through Feb.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Feeling the Bite of the Government Shutdown DealBook Supported by Jan. 9, 2019 Good Wednesday morning. Want this by email? Sign up here . The pain of the government shutdown is showing President Trump escalated the border wall fight in a televised speech last night, at the cost of leaving the government partly closed. He criticized political opponents for blocking the wall, although Democrats have offered $1.3 billion for border security measures like surveillance and fencing. The effects of the shutdown have begun to ripple across the economy, with mortgage applications delayed or canceled, public companies unable to complete deals and the well running dry for many federal employees. • Payday would have come this week for many of the 800,000 federal workers affected. With no … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Feeling the Bite of the Government Shutdown