government shutdown

8:18 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Experts expect few lasting effects from shutdown in West Michigan

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Real risk is in default on debt
After 16 days of federal government shutdown, how long will West Michigan still be reeling from the effects?
9:06 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Upton one of Congressional Republicans to meet with President on Thursday

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20 GOP leaders to meet with President Obama
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Congressman Fred Upton will be one of a few House Republicans to meet with President Barack Obama Thursday at the White House to try to resolve disputes over the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown.
12:43 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

State prepares for further impact of federal government shutdown

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Officials say state worker furloughs probably won't happen unless shutdown continues into November
LANSING, MI - As politicians in Washington D.C. fail to reach an agreement to fund the government, effects of the partial government shutdown are creeping closer to Michigan and several of its federally funded programs. While most of the programs have money for October, the state is preparing if the shutdown continues through the month.
9:39 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

National Guard mission suffers because of government shutdown

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Nearly all of the $30-million budget for Air National Guard Base in Battle Creek comes from federal government
More than 100 civilian employees have returned to work, but the Battle Creek Air National Guard base is struggling to stay open because of the federal government shutdown. "It is far from fixed," Col. Ronald Wilson, base commander said Tuesday. "My biggest worry was to get people back.
8:04 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Washington Post examines Amash's relationship with Republicans in district

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Possible primary challenger scheduled to announce plans on Tuesday
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Nearly three years after a band of renegade congressmen brought the tea party insurgency to Washington, there are early rumblings of a political backlash in some of their districts. Here in the Dutch Reformed country of West Michigan, long a bastion of mainstream, mannerly conservatism, voters in 2010 handed the House seat once held by Gerald R. Ford, to Justin Amash