Government Shutdown

Jim DeFede & Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: After the Shutdown

Congresswoman Ilena Ros-Lehtinen and Jim discuss the vote to reopen the government and where we go from here. The two also discuss whether three months from now we will be in the same situation.
Other topics include immigration reform, and the future of the Republican party.

CBS4–10/21/2013

Capitol Hill

Florida Legislators Speak Out On Government Funding Deal

With just hours to spare, Congress passed a plan to avoid a default and end a 16 day partial government shutdown. The votes came in late, but just in time to avoid the crisis. Just after midnight President Barack Obama signed the bill into law.

CBS4–10/17/2013

Capt. Randy Towe, right,  guides Greg Poland searching for mangrove snapper in Everglades National Park Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, near Islamorada, Fla. Thursday was the first day that Florida Keys guides and others could fish in the park's Florida Bay waters since a Washington budget impasse closed down much of the Federal government for 16 days.  (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Government Re-Opens, Parks Back In Business

Late Wednesday night Congress passed a plan to avoid a default and end a 16 day partial government shutdown. At Everglades National Park, the gates re-opened just before 9 a.m. The park’s superintendent said he sent a message to their nearly 300 furloughed employees that they could return to work shortly after President Obama signed the legislation.

10/17/2013

Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Reporter Roundtable

Sun-Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo and the Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo discuss the government shutdown, including how local politicians are handling it, and whether Ted Cruz has replaced Marco Rubio as the hot Cuban-American for 2016 among conservatives. The three also discuss the Sunrice drug stings scandal.

CBS4–10/14/2013

Boaters anchor off Elliott Key October 12, 2013 for Columbus Day weekend. (Source: CBS4)

Shutdown Doesn’t Stop Columbus Day Weekend Party

The government shutdown couldn’t stop the party on the waters of Biscayne National Park.

CBS Miami–10/13/2013

(Source: CBS4)

FL Schools & Programs At Risk During Government Shutdown

Florida’s schools and state government could be the next victims of the federal government shutdown.

10/10/2013

Florida Everglades

Florida Will Not Use State Funds To Open National Parks

State officials said they will no use state money to reopen national parks in the Sunshine State.

10/10/2013

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Local Veterans Worry About Government Shutdown

Politicians love to love veterans, but the military heroes could be suffering some major losses due to the ongoing GOP-led government shutdown.

CBS Miami–10/10/2013

(Source:AP)

GOP Breaking On Debt Ceiling, Gov’t To Remain Shutdown

The GOP-led government shutdown looks like it will continue for an undetermined amount of time, even as more workers begin to lose their pay checks and the debt limit is avoided.

CBS Miami–10/10/2013

(CBS4) Boaters partying off Eliott Key in Biscayne Bay during Columbus Day Weekend in Oct. 2010.

Biscayne Park Closed To Boaters For Columbus Day Weekend

The government shutdown has crippled national parks across the country, including Biscayne National Park. Now, with Columbus Day approaching federal, state and local law enforcement officers will be asking boaters who normally hang out on the water in the park to leave.

CBS Miami–10/09/2013

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,602 other followers