The October 2013 government shutdown cost the U.S. economy an estimated $24-Billion, including several million in lost tourist dollars when National Parks in the Philadelphia area closed.
The end of the government shutdown means Philadelphia’s historical sites are now open for business.
The deal struck funds the government only through mid-January, and allows the nation to borrow through February 7th.
Forty-seven applicants from 32 countries across the globe raised their hands and recited in unison their allegiance to a new land.
After a sixteen-day shutdown, the visitors’ center, the theatre, the trails and the buildings are open.
The government shutdown was especially hard on people who don’t work for the government, but were still affected by the federal shutdown.
Chris breaks down the deal to end the government shutdown, Cory Booker’s win in New Jersey’s special Senate election, and Governor Tom Corbett releasing $45 million to Philadelphia schools. He talks to New Jersey Congressman Scott Garrett and Comedian Jonathan Kite.
Just hours before the midnight deadline, a deal is struck.
At Keneseth Israel synagogue in Jenkintown, concentration camp survivor Ernie Gross described his experiences during the war.
Chris covers the latest round of negotiations to end the government shutdown, the special Senate election in New Jersey between Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan and polling about how politically divided Americans are. He talks to Author Ann Coulter and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
The Visitor Center, at 6th and Market Streets, is on federal property but gets only one-fifth of its funding from the federal government.
As Congress works on a plan to raise the debt ceiling, taxpayers may be wondering how they will be affected if there is no agreement.
Chris continues his coverage on the negotiations to end the government shutdown, the special Senate election in New Jersey and reveals that Rush Limbaugh is returning to Talk Radio 1210.
With the special election to fill New Jersey’s vacant Senate seat in Congress just a few days away, Democrat Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan are hitting the campaign trail hard.
Chris reviews the latest involving the government shutdown, Bob Costas’ commentary on the Washington Redskins, and the Eagles win yesterday in Tampa Bay. He talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup and CSN Philly’s Ray Didinger.