Think Federal Workers Have It Bad? It’s Worse for State and Local Employees.

In the 35 days that the federal government was shut down, the longest period in U.S. history, countless stories were told about the financial struggles of the 800,000 federal employees who weren’t getting paid.

Employees talked about mortgage payments they couldn’t make, medications they couldn’t afford and their children’s college savings they were dipping into.

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Shelly Jo Jacobs

Author: Shelly Jo Jacobs