government shutdown http://ripr.org en Sen. Whitehouse uses government shutdown to raise campaign cash http://ripr.org/post/sen-whitehouse-uses-government-shutdown-raise-campaign-cash <p>Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has become the second member of the RI Washington, D.C. delegation to use the 16-day federal government shutdown as a rationale for raising campaign dollars. In an e-mail message to supporters, Whitehouse decries the Republican-inspired closing of the federal government.</p><p>``If there is one thing we have learned in these past weeks, it’s that the Tea Party will go to great lengths – including putting the American economy in danger and holding our government hostage – to destroy Obamacare,’’ writes Democrat Whitehouse.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:38:05 +0000 Scott MacKay 23549 at http://ripr.org Government Shutdown May Keep Students From Wanting To Enter Politics http://ripr.org/post/government-shutdown-may-keep-students-wanting-enter-politics <p>A Providence College professor who has been using the government shutdown as a teaching tool says it has had a profound impact on his students.</p><p></p><p>Political science professor Joseph Cammarano says his students are less likely to want to enter government service when they see the dysfunction in Washington.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:15:50 +0000 Flo Jonic 23518 at http://ripr.org Government Shutdown May Keep Students From Wanting To Enter Politics Reed Hopes Government Shutdown Has Not Caused Lasting Damage http://ripr.org/post/reed-hopes-government-shutdown-has-not-caused-lasting-damage <p>U.S Senator Jack Reed said the deal ending the partial government shutdown in the U.S. is long overdue.</p><p></p><p>“It should have not been contemplated or undertaken in the first place and now we have to get down to real, serious, principled negotiations.”</p><p>He added that he hopes the partial shutdown hasn’t caused lasting harm to relationships formed across the aisle in the senate.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:15:56 +0000 Catherine Welch 23352 at http://ripr.org Reed Hopes Government Shutdown Has Not Caused Lasting Damage Government Shutdown Creating Some Obstacles For Homebuyers http://ripr.org/post/government-shutdown-creating-some-obstacles-homebuyers <p>The partial government shutdown is proving to be a problem for some American home buyers.&nbsp; Most lenders require income verification through the IRS.&nbsp; The verification requirement is problematic because most IRS functions have been suspended.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Victoria Doran, president of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, says it hasn&rsquo;t caused a logjam yet but will if the government shutdown continues much longer.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:02:50 +0000 Flo Jonic 23178 at http://ripr.org State Unemployment Numbers Unavailable Until Government Shutdown Ends http://ripr.org/post/state-unemployment-numbers-unavailable-until-government-shutdown-ends <p>Rhode Islanders will have to wait a little longer this month to find out what the September unemployment rate was. The state Department of Labor and Training says the data will not be released as scheduled on October 17<sup>th</sup> because of the partial government shutdown.</p><p>Department spokeswoman Laura Hart said the Census Bureau collects data that is used to calculate the state jobless rate.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:27:06 +0000 Flo Jonic 23069 at http://ripr.org State Unemployment Numbers Unavailable Until Government Shutdown Ends