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Shutdown to cost Indiana $33K each day it persists

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Gov. Mike Pence's office says the partial federal government shutdown will cost Indiana about $33,000 for each day the budget impasse continues.

The governor's office said Indiana has enough money on hand to continue many of the largest joint federal-state programs, like Medicaid, and jobless benefits through the partial shutdown. Pence spokeswoman Christy Denault said Indiana should also be able to fund welfare benefits and a program that aids pregnant women, mothers and their children through October.

Office of Management and Budget Director Chris Atkins told WIBC-FM the state's cash reserves will keep many programs going up to a month before running short.

Indiana is dipping into its surplus to put 244 National Guard staff on Indiana's payroll for at least one week.

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  • Tea Party Pence
    You're not Governor Pence's constituency, he cares little about the everyday Hoosier.
  • VOTING
    Many people are under the impression that they have to vote Democrat or Republican so they pick the lesser of the two evils and vote for one or the other. What we must all do is vote independent to be able to change this Corporation run click of a congress we now have and return this country to one that is run by the common people. I can suggest a vote for someone in the Green Party would be a vote in the right direction.
  • Confused
    Pence seems to be talking out both sides of his mouth when discussing the Federal Government Shut Down. I am not surprised by the flip-flop approach taken by Pence, I just wonder if the voters now realize that Pence is just another Washington Insider who relocated to Indiana.
  • Not Presidential
    Real disappointing from pence. I thought he was the future of moderate conservatives. Now, you look like all the other Tea Party people that are trying to sabotage the country. Not Presidential material. Scary.
  • Um Kay
    Read the article. Local subsistence runs out in a month or less.
  • What whining?
    This article doesn't mention whining. Pence's office simply provided information.
  • shut down
    yes we planed as a state and have funds... now perhaps as we go forward we should stop taking money to fund these programs from the DC and oh wait that's right these funds from DC are OUR TAX DOLLARS from INDIANA.. so lets just fund Indiana programs and stop paying our hard earned money to 800,000 fed workers... lets instead keep Indiana healthy babies and all day kindergarten and start a healthy seniors lunch program, something more useful that letting a million plus " non essential workers " continue to eat off our states plate!
  • Fiscal Conservatism at its finest...
    Gotta love these guys...
  • Worthwhile??
    Pence recently said the government shutdown was "worthwhile", and now he's whining about a $33k daily price-tag. Please, he's towing the party line and playing politics with people's lives.

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