How will federal shutdown affect relationship with states?


While the federal government shutdown came to an end Wednesday, a number of state leaders voiced their concern for the future of federal and state relationships after spending the past 16 days at the mercy of the shutdown.

Senate reaches deal to end shutdown, but US can still default


Twelve hours before the United States defaults, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced they had made a compromise to fund the federal government.

Maine to furlough 44 because of fed shutdown


As part of the ongoing federal government shutdown, the Maine Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management (DVEM) has been required to deliver 44 state employees with temporary lay-off notices. Affected employees received the notices Thursday afternoon, which are effective Friday, Oct. 4.

Lack of federal funds causes Wyoming to furlough 233 state employees


Wyoming on Monday furloughed 233 employees due to a lack of available federal funds, Gov. Matt Mead announced.

Vermonters feel the federal shutdown


Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin outlined on Monday the effects the federal government shutdown is having on his state, including the furlough of 5,000 federal employees that reside in the state and the cancellation of training for more than 3,000 National Guard troops.