Government shutdown getting serious

Almost a year to the month after reporting on the impending fiscal cliff, KVOE News is following the potential for a goverment that is already in shutdown to default on its financhial obligations all together.

Emporia State University Professor Dr. Rob Catlett says the deadline to avert disaster has a floating date.

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Catlett says the whole system is on audimation which means if default should come sooner than expected, it may be too late to stop the checks.

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Even if the system could be shut down, Catlett says the government lacks the man power to even write neccessary checks manually.

Both City Manager Matt Zimmerman and County Commissioner Rollie Martin have reported little effect on local government at this time.


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