Congress passed a continuing resolution just under the wire Wednesday night to reopen the federal government and avoid default. Georgia's Representatives and Senators in Washington cast votes both for and against the bill.
U.S. Senate leaders say they have reached an 11th-hour compromise to reopen the federal government and avoid a debt default. Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss says the last few weeks of budget fights in Washington haven’t done anyone any good.
Friday was payday for the CDC’s employees. Or, rather, half a payday. Employees of the Atlanta-based public health agency received roughly half their pay last week due to the federal shutdown. Workers were paid for the one week prior to the shutdown, but the second week of the pay period was affected by the shutdown.
With national polls showing most Americans blame the GOP for the government shutdown, progressive political groups held events around Georgia Tuesday targeting Republican lawmakers. But it’s unclear who Georgians are blaming.
The Savannah, Augusta and Columbus communities are the most impacted in the state by reductions in federal spending, according to a new report by Georgia State University. Dr. Peter Bluestone, Senior Research Associate at GSU’s Fiscal Research Center, said those cities feel more of the cuts from sequestration and the government shutdown because a larger percentage of their economy is based on federal defense spending.
On the evening of Sept. 30, Palmer Feibelman received an email he didn’t expect. It informed him that he might not be receiving his monthly stipend of $2,122 from the U.S. Navy due to the government shutdown. Feibelman is a first-year medical student at the Georgia Regents University-University of Georgia Medical Partnership in Athens and a recipient in the Health Professions Scholarship Program.
National Head Start Association officials say a donation of up to $10 million from two philanthropists will help keep Head Start programs running during the federal government shutdown. Programs in Georgia that closed last week are among those who will be able to keep running with the money.
The government shutdown has damaged the CDC’s ability to detect and prevent disease, the agency’s director said Monday. Roughly 9,000 of the 13,000 employees of the Atlanta-based public health agency have been furloughed by the shutdown.