government shutdown

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is offering furloughed federal workers free 31-day bus passes while the partial government shutdown continues.  

Updated at 6:37 p.m. ET

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross downplayed the hardships caused by a partial government shutdown on Thursday as some 800,000 federal workers prepared to miss a second consecutive payday.

Ross told CNBC he is puzzled by reports of federal workers turning to food banks and other forms of relief, suggesting they should be able to obtain bridge loans to tide them over until the government reopens.

Ohio Public Radio

Both of Ohio’s U.S. Senators are speaking out against the partial federal government shutdown.

Ohio Republican Congressman Bob Latta and Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio say they don't want to get paid during the federal government shutdown.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is indicating he's open to a Republic plan for a short-term spending bill, one that does not include a fix for the nation's nearly 700,00 "Dreamers". 

Government Shutdown Has Widespread Impact

Oct 9, 2013

The federal government shutdown has a broad economic impact in Ohio.

As the federal government shutdown continues, members of Congress are working to reach a deal.