Posts Tagged ‘federal government shutdown’

Here’s How the D.C. Government Not-Shutdown Will Work

While a shutdown of the federal government at midnight is looking all but certain, the District's government—and all of the trash collectors and libraries that come with it—will keep operating no matter what. That's due to a new plan hatched last week that, unlike the previous scheme to keep the government open, won't send any [...]

D.C. Government Declares All Workers Essential, Would Stay Open in Shutdown

A little more than 24 hours since the idea was proposed in yesterday's mayoral breakfast meeting, it's official. Mayor Vince Gray has told the federal government he plans to keep the D.C. government open if the feds shut down.
Gray's decision hinges on his ability to keep essential functions running, despite the shutdown. Instead of just operating [...]

D.C. Under Government Shutdown Would Have No Libraries, Be Filled With Trash

Mayor Vince Gray is set to spend this afternoon considering whether to break federal law by keeping the entire city government operating in the event of a shutdown of the federal government. In the meantime, here's how the city would fare if it did go along with the feds on Oct. 1, according to a [...]

D.C. Could Break the Law, Defy Congress Over Government Shutdown

Mayor Vince Gray and members of the D.C. Council were supposed to talk this morning about preparations for a partial shutdown of the city government in the event of a federal government shutdown. Instead, they left breakfast considering a plan that would keep the city government open and break federal law.
During a presentation from City Administrator [...]