Government Shutdown

Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media during a visit to SeaLand shipping lines new Intra-Americas headquarters on January 23, 2015 in Miramar, Florida. Scott announced that Florida businesses added 11,500 private-sector jobs in December 2014 and since December 2010, Florida has added 728,500 private-sector jobs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Raises Specter Of Government Shutdown

Gov. 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.

05/14/2015

Courtroom Gavel

Court: House Actions Illegal, But Lawsuit Filed Too Late

The Florida Supreme Court ruled House members do not have to return to the capitol for the end of the 2015 session.

05/01/2015

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

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