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    THE BAGGERS SCREWED ARIZONA
    I imagine there are a lot of other states that will also be hurt.

        Shutdown will furlough more than 1,600 DM civilian workers
        By Darren DaRonco Arizona Daily Star
        58 minutes ago

        Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will immediately furlough 1,604 civilian employees and scale back some base services as a result of the shutdown.

        Women, Infants and Children Program

            Director Will Humble said the Department of Health Services has enough federal funding to keep WIC clinics open through Friday and provide vouchers to enable families to buy needed food items.
            After that, he said, there will be no aid for the 162,000 women and children now enrolled

        Unemployment claims

            The Department of Economic Security reported it can keep processing applications for unemployment benefits as well as sending out the weekly checks “for a short period of time.”

        Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

            DES spokeswoman Tasya Peterson said cash payments for about 16,300 families, averaging $207 a month, will cease Thursday.

    Posted by Steve J. at 1:07 AM

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