Much of the federal government has shutdown. What will be closing, why and what impact will it have?
Question: Why a shutdown?
Answer: Every year, Congress has to approve laws, known as appropriations, that provide money for federal agencies. The new budget year begins on Oct. 1, and Congress has failed to pass a single one of the appropriations. An effort to pass a stop-gap bill to provide temporary money has stalled in Congress: Republicans have insisted they will not approve the stop-gap measure unless Democrats agree to block money for President Obama’s healthcare law, and Democrats have refused to do that. Under federal law, if an...
Robert Hittel died July 14, 2013 at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. He was 90. Mr. Hittel was a World War II prisoner of war who later established a career as a successful Broward County contractor. He also earned a college degree at age 80.