Americans are fed up with Congress. The approval rating for Congress has been dropping for some time, but it hit rock bottom with the government shutdown.
The government shutdown has closed national parks and monuments, including Rocky Mountain National Park, and the timing couldn’t be worse for the town of Estes Park as it tries to recover from the floods.
Army, Navy and Air Force might be forced to skip their football games next weekend because of the partial government shutdown.
Colorado opened its health exchange marketplace Tuesday after more than two years of planning – but the exchange website temporarily was overwhelmed by tens of thousands of visitors.
The federal government shutdown that went into effect Monday night will directly impact thousands of Coloradoans. One of those feeling the pressure is Lisa Buckley, the CEO of a Denver security management firm.
The federal government is the state of Colorado’s largest employer with approximately 40,000 people on the payroll. In Colorado the effect of a partial government shutdown would be felt by different people in different ways.
While officials promise that direct aid to Colorado flooding victims won’t be affected by a possible government shutdown, a standoff in Washington could still end up hurting the state’s recovery efforts.
The debate in Washington over Obamacare has people wondering about the impact on the new health care exchanges as open enrollment for Colorado’s new marketplace is set to begin Tuesday.
On Sunday House and Senate lawmakers hit the Sunday talk shows to blame each other for the budget impasse and Colorado lawmakers also had a lot to say, with one responding with a poem.
A ripple effect might be felt in Colorado if there’s a government shut down next week as road repairs could hit a major snag.