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How Will the Shutdown Affect State and Local Government?

How Will the Shutdown Affect State and Local Government?

Via Government Technology by Colin Wood

If you’re reading this, then the government shutdown has likely affected you. The shutdown — the first in 17 years — has closed and crippled dozens of government websites, furloughed thousands of employees, and thousands more work without pay until the shutdown ends. Journalists trying to reach federal employees in agencies that have been shut down now hear messages like this one:

“You have reached Jessica Robertson with the USGS. Due to a lapse in appropriations, I am prohibited from conducting work as a federal employee, including returning phone calls and emails until further notice.”

Read more here.

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