• News
  • Global News

Statue of Liberty to reopen on state funds amid U.S. gov't shutdown

Statue of Liberty to reopen on state funds amid U.S. gov't shutdown

"I also think, in many ways, the Statue of Liberty is symbolic for what's going on right now in Washington", Cuomo said during a news conference at Battery Park. Late Friday, the U.S. Senate failed to approve legislation to keep the government from shutting down after the midnight deadline.

In New York, the National Park Service said the closure of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island was effective immediately and until further notice.

Governor Cuomo reached a deal with the Interior Department to have the state pay $65,000 a day to keep them open.

But it didn't help tourists who had planned their visits for Sunday. "We came all the way from Miami for this".

In Arizona, Republican Gov. Doug Ducey committed state funds to keep the Grand Canyon open, including trash removal, snow plowing and public restrooms, according to Ducey spokesman Patrick Ptak. "When they try to deport immigrants, when they close down the Statue of Liberty, they are attacking who we are". "But now, we're not allowed to go out there and see it".

"States can really do nothing to change the fact that federal employees aren't receiving paychecks, and that will certainly be the biggest impact on the economy", said Constantine Yannelis, a finance professor at New York University. Free for the weekend, he remained land-bound, with some bitter comments about the government.

'Rainbow' Dinosaur Had Iridescent Feathers Like a Hummingbird
Early examples of birds like the Archaeopteryx are believed to have evolved from much smaller feathered dinosaurs . A global team of scientists discovered new bird-like dinosaur in the North-East of China, in the Hebei Province.

"Huh", she asked when told about the shutdown, "I had no idea that it'd be closed". "The issue is about immigration and the sense that some people have that this country should close the doors and stop immigration", he said. Nearly half the 2 million civilian federal workers will be barred from doing their jobs if the shutdown extends into Monday.

On Saturday at the Manhattan ferry dock, Abreu said, "there was confusion and surprise - that the government had shut down, especially among the global visitors". They were told Friday that tickets to see the statue were available, only to arrive in lower Manhattan the next morning and learn none was being sold.

The American Forces Network, which broadcasts American radio and television programming outside the US and uses civilian government employees, initially said its services would not be available, sparking angry reactions from viewers eager to see the National Football League playoffs Sunday.

Symbols of American promise became emblems of American dysfunction on Saturday when a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration forced scores of federal government agencies and outposts to close their doors.

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, closed since the government shut down Friday, will reopen for visitors Monday, with NY state picking up the tab for the federal workers who operate them, the state's Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, said Sunday.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

Breaking News



Recommended

Padmaavat protests: Supreme Court to hear plea by Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh today

Protesters claim the film falsely depicts a romance between 14th-century Hindu queen Padmavati and Muslim ruler Alauddin Khilji. The apex court also restrained other states from issuing any such notification or order banning the screening of the movie.

Cognitive Tests Prove Mental Fitness Of President Trump

But Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening, Jackson said. Information for this article was contributed by Laura Litvan, Anna Edgerton, Jack Fitzpatrick Steven T.

A government shutdown probably won't have a big effect on internet security

In 2013, when the government shut down for 16 days, several thousand federal employees in the Washington area were furloughed . After previous government shutdowns, Congress passed measures to ensure that all unpaid workers received retroactive pay.

Nintendo Labo Costs £60 And Upwards In The UK

For those who were completely enamored by the robot suit and game, as you may have guessed, you'll want to go for the Robot Kit . Building toys as a kid is as old as Lincoln Logs, and Nintendo should be commended for meshing new and old in a meaningful way.

With 7 more flu deaths in Dallas County, toll doubles last season's

There have been 38 reported deaths in Dallas County, three in Tarrant County and two in Denton County. Nearly 36,000 people die every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Golden State Warriors Underline Superiority Over Cleveland Cavaliers

Irving wanted out of Cleveland so he could get out of LeBron James' shadow and make a mark on his own. Kevin Love scored 17, and added seven rebounds and three assists.

Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka win Australian Open first round matches

Garcia subdued Carina Witthoft 6-3, 7-5, while Pliskova had little trouble in dismantling Paraguayan Veronica Cepede6-4, 6-3. On the men's side, Sam Querrey was ousted after losing, 6-4, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-2, to the 80th-ranked Marton Fucsovics.

Conaway's Bill Bans the US Government from Using Huawei & ZTE Phones

AT&T is working with Huawei in at least two different areas, the first of which is on standards for AT&T's planned 5G network. Texas representative Mike Conaway (R-TX 11th District) proposed a bill last week called the Defending U.S.

Haryana: 15-year-old girl gang-raped, brutalised like Nirbhaya

Two Special Investigation Teams (SIT) as well as four more squads have been constituted under a DSP for the probe. He said it was apparent that the girl had struggled to escape but was gagged, and someone sat on her chest.

Gerrit Cole to Houston Astros from Pittsburgh Pirates

He's 11-12 with a 4.77 ERA in that time, but finished out 2017 by posting a 1.44 ERA over 31 1/3 innings of relief. Houston's rotation last season was shouldered by Dallas Keuchel , who posted a 3.9 WAR and was named an All-Star.