Who's Affected By The Government Shutdown?

Carlos Villalobos

cvillalobos@newscenter25.com

Updated: 10/01/2013 8:51 pm

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Outside of the federal court house, things are noticeably less busy today.

"Well, not very many people except for the ones that check you out when you go on up the elevator and the man that was there to sign my  check, not my paper for me, but other than that I didn't see anybody else," George Zdansky said.

Because of the the government shutdown, all federal non-essential employees are not allowed to work and they aren't getting paid while they're away. As for other places in Victoria, their doors were kept open today.

Head Start, a federally funded program for low income families, is doing just fine even with the government shutdown.

Rachel Parsons, Program Service Area Director, said in a statement that Head Start in Victoria will remain open to all family and children and that the shutdown is in no way affecting them.

For the WIC program, which is also federally funded, how they are being affected is still unknown. While today their doors were open, a statement from them was not available. 


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