Government Shutdown

U.S. Capitol

Capitol Steps Comedy Troupe Takes On Government Shutdown

The Capitol Steps musical troupe has had a field day with the dramas in Washington over the past 32 years. This week, they took on the government shutdown.


Tourists returned to the USS Constitution Thursday. (Photo by Sera Congi - WBZ-TV)

Historic Sites Re-Open, Furloughed Federal Employees Back To Work

Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Massachusetts reopened to the public on Thursday following a Congressional deal that ended the more than two-week partial government shutdown.


Joe Gaucher (WBZ-TV photo)

Local Workers Relieved Government Will Reopen

A corrections officer at Devens Medical Center continued doing his duty and wants lawmakers to know who they’re impacting when they don’t do theirs.


Counting, Savings, allowance

Shutdown Could Delay Heat, Rent Subsidies For Mass. Residents

Millions of low-income Americans could face delays in receiving help paying their heating bills and monthly rent if the federal government shutdown lingers several more weeks.


U.S. Capitol

Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Government Seen As America’s Biggest Problem

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu talks about the latest on the government shutdown and the blame game.


People sample beers (Photo credit NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Government Shutdown Halts New Craft Beer

The federal government shutdown could leave America’s craft brewers with a serious hangover.


Campton Campground in NH. (WBZ-TV photo)

Government Shutdown Could Affect Columbus Day Weekend Plans In NH

Campgrounds on federal land in New Hampshire’s White Mountains could shut down this week barring a last-minute deal.



Government Shutdown Leaves Veterans Without College Tuition Assistance

Northeastern University says the government shutdown means no federal tuition assistance for a couple dozen veterans who plan to start classes there next week.


Boston College professor Marc Landy. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Political Science Professor Marc Landy

Jon Keller talks to Boston College political science professor Marc Landy about the government shutdown.


Senator Ed Markey (WBZ-TV)

Markey Praises Decision To Return Pentagon Civilian Workers To Jobs

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., offered praise for the Pentagon’s decision Saturday to return most furloughed Department of Defense civilians workers to their jobs after the weekend.