Snow & Governments

The news out of Washington grabs headlines — a standstill in the Capitol!  But this time they have a reason.  The Washington Post had a good article showing what 3 feet of snow is costing the government:

  • $450 million dollars for the past 4 days
  • Longest shutdown for weather in history
  • Teleworking and continuity of operation plans are now a must and get real testing

Overall, it will be interesting to see the lessons learned with regards to teleworking and more freedom to federal employees to work from home.  It will also be interesting to see how they can dig themselves out of 3 feet of snow!

Favorite names for this event:

Add some comments with links to cool pictures, videos, or new nicknames for DC’s snowtacular.  It makes me jealous because Madison has only received 4-5 inches in the last few days.  On the positive side – we will participate in the Special Olympics fundraiser, doing the Polar Plunge into the frozen lake.  The La Follette School has current raised $822.50.  Go Fightin Bobs! Donations are still welcome, click here to help out!


About Nate

Graduate student at University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am studying public policy, administration, and law. More importantly, I am getting the La Follette School Student Association out and onto the blogosphere. Here we come!
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4 Responses to Snow & Governments

  1. gringolost says:

    Losses of $450 million in four days is not that bad for Washington.

  2. Emma Hynes says:

    My favorite name so far has been “sno(w)verkill”

  3. I just read “Snow to Hell.” Not bad.

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