Little to no progress today on a shut down that's increasingly worrying Kansas City workers.
More to the point and because we've got a better post on the topic coming up soon . . .
TKC READERS STAND UP: MAKE YOUR PREDICTIONS ON WINNERS AND LOSERS OF THE SHUT DOWN?!?!?
In the meantime, we're sharing local and national news links on the topic:
Check In The Mail???
subscribe to NPR Politics Podcast podcast One of the agencies affected by the partial government shutdown - now in its third week - is the Internal Revenue Service. While many taxpayers may not feel this is a great loss, they'll still have to pay their taxes - and it's created a good deal of uncertainty for everyone planning to file their tax returns in the coming months.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Rep. Steve Watkins is not accepting his congressional salary until the federal government fully reopens. Watkins spokesman Jim Joice said Monday that the freshman Republican congressman began refusing his salary when he was sworn into office last week. Watkins and most members of Congress are paid $174,000 a year.
High Stakes Game
The government shutdown is now in day 17 and shows no sign of ending. The shutdown is already having an effect on government agencies, including closures and delays. But as the shutdown drags on, the effects will only get worse.
Historic Talk Announced
Trump to travel to Southern border Thursday, Sarah Sanders says
Hard Times For Po'Folk
Millions of low-income Americans could have a harder time affording food if the partial government shutdown continues into February.
Rock Chalk Talking Points
On what threatens to become the longest government shutdown in history, Kansas Republican representatives tend to agree - Democrats are to blame. It's the third week of the shutdown, which came after Democrats and Republicans in the Senate failed to reach an agreement on a spending bill that would allocate $5 billion for a border wall.
The Waiting Game
Alex Edelman | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump said he was prepared to continue the partial government shutdown for " months or even years" - and as the closure drags into its third week, he's getting closer to making good on that threat.
Developing . . .