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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Just hours remain until gridlock in Washington brings a partial government shutdown. State budget officials met Monday to brace for a possible federal government shutdown.
$18 million a day flows into the state that could be impacted due to a federal shutdown, which accounts for a number of services, many to the needy: national parks including Sleeping Bear Dunes would be shuttered, but federal dollars would continue to flow into the highway department and the federal medicaid program is protected if the shutdown occurs.
Mail delivery would continue, security screening and air traffic controllers would stay on the job and military personnel could not be furloughed but 30,000 federal employees in Michigan would be out of work.
Last week, the state budget director felt this would be resolved, but now, not so much.
"We're probably looking at a little bit of a shutdown here for the rest of the week," said John Nixon, the state budget director. "I don't anticipate a long one."
But if this potential shutdown is long term, it has far reaching implications for the governors' economic turnaround plans just on the eve of his own re-election bid.
"If this goes long term, you're going to see a Michigan hit to the economy, which is going to impact our state funding and our state taxes that we levy. Obviously, if we go into another recession and tail spin in the economy, it's going to have a big impact."
Nixon rules out using state tax dollars to run federal programs that may be shutdown, calling that a "bad precedent."
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