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Government shutdown 2019: State, local officials feel the pinch. 'We are at ground zero.'

Government shutdown 2019: State, local officials feel the pinch. 'We are at ground zero.'

USA TODAY
Bill Theobald and Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY
Updated 3:42 p.m. ET Jan. 15, 2019

Corrections & clarifications: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated what agency certifies voting machines.

WASHINGTON – State and local officials and the people they serve are increasingly feeling the pinch of the partial government shutdown.

"We can't stop providing services. We are at ground zero," said Humboldt County, California, Supervisor Virginia Bass. "We keep doing more with less, but we can only do so much."

From road projects to food stamps to preventing the next round of wildfires, effects of the shutdown are starting to hit home as politicians in the nation's capital wrestle over funding for President Donald Trump's border wall. On average, about 33 percent of each state's revenue comes from the federal government... FULL ARTICLE

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