Two state representatives secured their party's nominations in races to move to the state Senate.
The federal government has been shutdown for four days, with no end in sight, and a former Congressman says the longer it lasts, the worse things will get.
If it had not been reauthorized, many women's groups were worried facilities that help women and men facing the threat of domestic violence could be closed.
The vote by the city council will apply to all elected officials.
Representatives Peggy Welch and Matt Pierce issued responses following Governor Mitch Daniel's annual address to the legislature.