government shutdown

Congresswoman Gwen Graham says she'll file a bill to prevent government shutdowns.
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North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is pitching a plan to avert a government shutdown if Congress can’t reach a budget deal in December.

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Despite telling his agency heads to list the state’s most critical service needs in the event of a government shutdown, Governor Rick Scott says he’s “cautiously optimistic” Florida lawmakers will pass a budget before the end of the fiscal year.

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A survey from a Tallahassee research firm says Leon County residents have felt the squeeze during the government shutdown. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s directly affected their pocketbooks.

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Unlike their national counterparts, Florida State Parks are staying open even though Congress failed to pass a budget Monday. But, that doesn’t mean state parks will be immune to the squeeze of a federal government shutdown.

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Congress remains at an impasse with just hours left before the deadline for passing a federal budget. Residents in the Big Bend area are worried government services could slow down or stop if agreement is not reached in Washington.

Seventy-seven-year-old Ann Prescott lives in Tallahassee. She says she’s concerned about whether she’ll continue getting Social Security checks if there’s a federal shutdown. And a phone call to her local Social Security Administration office did little to quell her fears. She asked the woman on the phone if she could count on her monthly check.