Government Shutdown

Scott Raises Specter Of Government ShutdownGov. Rick Scott raised the possibility Thursday that state government could shut down because of a budget impasse in the Legislature and asked agencies to outline services that need to keep running regardless of whether lawmakers reach an agreement.
Court: House Actions Illegal, But Lawsuit Filed Too LateThe Florida Supreme Court ruled House members do not have to return to the capitol for the end of the 2015 session.
Facing South Florida: After the ShutdownCongresswoman 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.
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.
Government Re-Opens, Parks Back In BusinessLate 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.
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.
Shutdown Doesn't Stop Columbus Day Weekend PartyThe government shutdown couldn’t stop the party on the waters of Biscayne National Park.
FL Schools & Programs At Risk During Government Shutdown Florida’s schools and state government could be the next victims of the federal government shutdown.
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.
Local Veterans Worry About Government ShutdownPoliticians love to love veterans, but the military heroes could be suffering some major losses due to the ongoing GOP-led government shutdown.
GOP Breaking On Debt Ceiling, Gov't To Remain ShutdownThe 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.
Biscayne Park Closed To Boaters For Columbus Day WeekendThe 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.