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Agencies hope CT’s checkbook can cover costs until federal shutdown ends

The federal government shutdown could sorely test the state’s checkbook, particularly when it comes to social service and health care programs, according to contingency plans state departments have filed. Nonpartisan state analysts identified about 30 percent of the federal funding Connecticut normally receives that likely would be interrupted. In some cases that’s because a particular […]

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Despite shutdown, WIC works, and veterans, and others, still getting benefits

Despite the federal government shutdown, Connecticut veterans will still get their checks, poor women will still get their WIC payments and most preschoolers will still get to go to Headstart — at least for now. Connecticut leaders of several federally funded programs said they have been inundated with phone calls all week from veterans and […]

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Shots fired on Capitol Hill in Washington

The following are reports from, and confirmed by Mirror Washington reporter Ana Radelat: The House and the Senate have both been recessed until further notice: 2:48 pm Capitol Police tell staff to seek shelter The U.S. Capitol Police sent out this message a short time ago:     SHELTER IN PLACE. Gunshots have been reported […]