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Fri October 18, 2013
CT Senators Think State Can Recoup Shutdown Losses
Connecticut's U.S. Senators they believe much of the money lost to the state during the 16-day federal government shutdown can be recouped.
Blumenthal says he's been assured that the $900,000 spent by the state to keep the Head Start program afloat in the Bridgeport-area during the shutdown will be reimbursed.
Murphy says while workers at private subcontractors who were furloughed during the shutdown won't be paid for that time off, they likely will have the opportunity for overtime as those companies resume working to fulfill their government contracts.
Both senators say they don't believe another shutdown is likely.
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