With the government shutdown now in its second week and officials on both sides saying this may last through mid-October, Americans across the country are beginning to feel the effects of the showdown in Washington. While many have taken to the phones, social media and other traditional methods of advocacy to voice their concerns, the question is, are these messages even getting through? Even better, if the messages are getting through, is anyone there to read them?
State of the States
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) has called a special session of the General Assembly. During the session, which convenes March 24, 2014, the General Assembly will work to resolve the outstanding state budget.