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Snowfall rates of 1" to at times 2" per hour are likely this afternoon and this evening across most of the area as low pressure passes to the region's south.  This will cause rapid accumulations and low visibility producing hazardous travel conditions.  The storm will begin winding down after 10-11pm with accumulating snow ending from west to east between 1am and 4am Thursday. Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page


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Congress pay will continue during shutdown

WASHINGTON D.C. -- If a government shutdown occurs Tuesday an estimated 800,000 federal workers will be furloughed. The remaining essential will work without a paycheck until the shutdown is over.

The Constitution mandates Congress continue to receive their pay. The 27th amendment was passed to prevent Congress from giving themselves pay raises, but during a shutdown it means they must be paid.

There's a constitution requirement that you cannot adjust upward or downward a member's salary. That's in law so whether you accept it or not it has to be paid, said Rep. Paul Tonko (D) Amsterdam.

Some lawmakers have pledged to donate their pay during the shutdown. A bill is in committee to deem Congress non-essential, but it will likely be superseded by the 27th amendment.

I don't think we should get paid, but there's no reason here, said Rep. Chris Gibson. The Senate's got a good bill here they should pass it and send it to the President.
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