In downtown Syracuse, a new brewery that expects to open soon may not start with all the beers it planned on. In Cazenovia, one of New York state’s largest craft brewers decided to cancel production of a winter seasonal beer. Around Upstate New York, some new breweries may find they can’t open on schedule, and existing breweries may not be able to introduce some new beers.The problem is the ongoing federal government shutdown. The federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is closed. That means it can’t approve licenses for new breweries -- or distilleries or wineries, either. It also can’t process alcohol makers’ requests for new brand labels or formulas.Downtown Syracuse brewery to close, hopes to relocateAnd the backlog for those approvals is growing. In 2018, according to a recent National Public Radio report, the TTB received about 3,000 brewery brand label applications per week. A prolonged shutdown could slow the flow of new alcoholic … [Read more...] about Will government shutdown slow the flow of beer?
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Passengers moved smoothly through O'Hare International Airport Monday, but a continued government shutdown has potential to throw a wrench into the system, Sen. Tammy Duckworth said. The Hoffman Estates Democrat who toured updated facilities at the airport said the third week of the White House standoff with Congress is exasperating federal workers worried about losing pay. Many Transportation Security Administration "agents are calling in sick in order to go work other jobs because they have to put food on the table and meet rent," Duckworth said."At a time when the nation's security is at stake, we're actually losing a number of TSA agents on the job, and that is deeply concerning," she said.Another worry for travelers is excessive lines at one of the nation's busiest airports, but the Chicago Aviation Department reported that O'Hare and Midway "airports continue to provide safe and efficient operations for passengers, with checkpoint wait times averaging 15 minutes or less … [Read more...] about Will government shutdown affect O’Hare?
WASHINGTON — At midnight Friday, the federal government entered a partial shutdown, suspending funding for many agencies. This will complicate many lives – those of federal workers and the millions of Americans who rely on them. Here are the answers to questions you might have about how the shutdown could affect you or your neighbor. What is a government shutdown?Exactly what it sounds like. Much of the federal government gets its funding from annual budget appropriations decided by Congress. The majority of the government has such funding in place, but other agencies have been operating on a series of temporary extensions since the budget year began on Oct. 1. The latest extension expired Friday at midnight. Since funding wasn’t enacted for these agencies, they began the shutdown process Saturday. Some of the employees working at those agencies will stay on the job nonetheless, while others will be furloughed. In both cases, they will be unpaid until spending … [Read more...] about Will government shutdown affect Mueller’s investigation?
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U.S. As Congress and President Donald Trump teeter on the brink of a shutdown over border wall funding, millions of Americans worry about what a partial closure of the federal government could mean for the Social Security checks and the Medicare and Medicaid that they rely on, especially around the holiday season. The good news is that Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare payments won’t be interrupted by the partial shutdown. All three programs are considered mandatory spending and are not impacted by the ongoing federal budget debates. New applicants to the programs, may, however, experience delays in processing. The U.S. Postal Service will also remain funded, so checks should arrive in the mail on time. The Social Security Administration issued a shutdown contingency plan this month, outlining how they would remain in operation as some federal workers get furloughed and other programs shut down. "Funding for the programs under Titles II, XVI, and XVIII of the Social … [Read more...] about Will Government Shutdown Affect Social Security, Disability Checks, Medicaid, Medicare Payments?