— David Brooks on a possible government shutdown. MORE
Some PBS NewsHour coverage:
What a Possible Government Shutdown Means Across the Nation-stories from public media stations
What Would a Government Shutdown Look Like? [From February]
Tea Party Poses a Dilemma for Boehner in Budget Battle- Todd Zwillich from PRI and WNYC Explains
Other helpful resources:
It’s a Free Country/WNYC:What’s an ‘Essential’ Government Service?
National Journal: Twitter countdown clock http://twitter.com/govt_shutdown
The Washington Post: Federal workers were asked to describe the mood in their department or agency in one word. Number one=frustrated
Poynter: Poynter highlights and explains five interactives that help explain the budget battle from The Associated Press, The National Journal, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
These are just a few examples- we’ll keep adding more links. Add your suggestions for helpful resources in the comments!
Back in 1995, here are a few things that happened when the federal government shut down.
- Over 1,000,000 federal employees were sent home during the combined 1995-96 shutdowns.
- National museums and monuments closed down, resulting in an estimated loss of 2 million visitors.
- 20,000-30,000 foreign visa applications per day went unprocessed, as did an estimated total of 200,000 U.S. passport applications.
- 368 National Park Service sites also closed, losing 7 million visitors and around $14.2 million per day in tourism revenue.