The staging area is slated to be at the federally operated Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. Organizers of the Nov. 3 race say they’re working with city, state and federal officials to find an alternate site if the shutdown continues.
Malloy, a proponent of early education, has found $800,000 in state taxpayer money to keep the program open at least through mid-November.
When a member of the U.S. military dies while serving, the Defense Department typically provides the family with $100,000.
Disability checks continue to be processed but Conn. VA Commissioner Linda Schwartz said if the government shutdown continues into next month, the checks could be stalled.
The ongoing partial government shutdown has meant a halt in inspections for puppy mills and pet dealers, and animal welfare advocates warn this means animals could be put in danger.
Some of New York’s political heavyweights voiced their frustration Sunday over the partial government shutdown, which entered its sixth day.
The House passed the bill in a rare Saturday session. The vote was 407-0. The Senate was also expected to approve the legislation, which is backed by President Barack Obama.
Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota both made appearances Saturday with the Rev. Al Sharpton, who recently celebrated his birthday.
U.S. Capitol Police who responded to incident are currently working unpaid due to federal government shutdown.
President Barack Obama said House Speaker John Boehner is preventing a vote on a funding bill because he doesn’t want to anger “extremists” in his party.
Football is on at Navy this weekend, although all other varsity and club sports are suspended because of the government shutdown.
Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.
Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota has tried to distance himself from the chaos in Washington.
The shutdown, the first since the winter of 1995-96, closed national parks, museums along the Washington Mall and the U.S. Capitol visitors center.
The Defense Department says it has temporarily suspended all sports competitions at the service academies as a result of the partial government shutdown.