Government Shutdown http://wkms.org en Rep. Ed Whitfield on Affordable Care Act, Gov’t Shutdown: ‘It’s Always Easy Looking in Hindsight' http://wkms.org/post/rep-ed-whitfield-affordable-care-act-gov-t-shutdown-it-s-always-easy-looking-hindsight <p></p><p></p><p>U.S. Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield says a different focus for the Republican Party may have been more effective in negotiations during the 16-day partial government shutdown earlier this month. Whitfield made his remarks in a weekend WKMS interview.</p><p>Whitfield said Republican uproar over the Affordable Care Act was understandable because, he said, the overreaching public law is riddled with problems the federal and state governments are battling. Because of that, though, Whitfield said he believes portions of the law upon which Republican scrutiny is centered will fall apart regardless of Congressional opposition.</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 02:28:45 +0000 Austin Ramsey & Chad Lampe 36077 at http://wkms.org Rep. Ed Whitfield on Affordable Care Act, Gov’t Shutdown: ‘It’s Always Easy Looking in Hindsight' Furloughed Illinois Workers Must Repay Unemployment http://wkms.org/post/furloughed-illinois-workers-must-repay-unemployment <p></p><p>Illinois officials say federal employees in the state who were furloughed during the government shutdown have to repay unemployment insurance benefits.</p><p>Illinois Department of Employment Security says preliminary data shows of the almost 3,000 workers who applied for unemployment insurance 577 were paid benefits that total more than $231,000. The department says it’s sending those employees notices that the money must be repaid. If it isn’t, department officials can take steps to recover the money like garnishing tax refunds. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:56:26 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 35920 at http://wkms.org Furloughed Illinois Workers Must Repay Unemployment Paul Talks Gov't Shutdown, Olmsted Project During Western Ky. Visit http://wkms.org/post/paul-talks-govt-shutdown-olmsted-project-during-western-ky-visit <p>U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he’s confident another partial federal government shutdown won’t occur when the stopgap deal that reopened the government expires in January.</p><p>Paul made his comments in Murray as he visited western Kentucky Monday, for a series of events.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:28:30 +0000 John Null 35908 at http://wkms.org Paul Talks Gov't Shutdown, Olmsted Project During Western Ky. Visit Kentucky Towns Concerned About Funding Cuts to River Gauges http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-towns-concerned-about-funding-cuts-river-gauges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials in some towns along Kentucky's rivers are worried about being left blind the next time a waterway reaches overflow levels because of spending cuts.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:05:17 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 35890 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Towns Concerned About Funding Cuts to River Gauges Illinois Delaying Release of September Unemployment Rate http://wkms.org/post/illinois-delaying-release-september-unemployment-rate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Department of Employment Security is delaying the release of its September employment data because of the partial government shutdown.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:21:46 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 35829 at http://wkms.org Illinois Delaying Release of September Unemployment Rate McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $3 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-reid-deal-includes-3-billion-earmark-kentucky-project <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="U.S. Sen. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:48:50 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 35801 at http://wkms.org McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $3 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project Beshear Blames “Out Of Touch” Politicians On Shutdown http://wkms.org/post/beshear-blames-out-touch-politicians-shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is taking Congress to task over damage done to the &nbsp;state &nbsp;by the government shutdown.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Democratic governor blames what he calls &nbsp;out-of-touch elected officials for creating a mess in order to score political points.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">His sharpest criticism of the shutdown at &nbsp;Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:47:59 +0000 Jonathan Meador 35800 at http://wkms.org Beshear Blames “Out Of Touch” Politicians On Shutdown Whitfield Says He'll Vote for Senate Plan to Reopen Government and Avoid Debt Ceiling http://wkms.org/post/whitfield-says-hell-vote-senate-plan-reopen-government-and-avoid-debt-ceiling <p></p><p>Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-01) will vote in favor of a bipartisan Senate plan that will reopen the U.S. Government and increase the U.S. debt limit. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:05:48 +0000 Chad Lampe 35784 at http://wkms.org Whitfield Says He'll Vote for Senate Plan to Reopen Government and Avoid Debt Ceiling Governor Steve Beshear: Federal Budget Deal Kicks 'Can Down the Road' http://wkms.org/post/governor-steve-beshear-warns-kentuckians-and-congress-why-federal-shutdown-should-not-happen <span style="line-height: 1.5;">FRANKFORT &#8212; Kentucky </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:10:03 +0000 Devin Katayama 35773 at http://wkms.org Governor Steve Beshear: Federal Budget Deal Kicks 'Can Down the Road' As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, Shutdown http://wkms.org/post/senate-leaders-announce-budget-deal <strong>Update at 10:18 p.m.: House Approves Bill: </strong><p>The crisis is over. With about two hours before the country reached the debt ceiling, the House has approved the bill and it is now it's way to the White House. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:35:49 +0000 Scott Neuman 35765 at http://wkms.org As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, Shutdown