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Federal Government Shutdown In Effect

National parks, including the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, will be closed due to the shutdown.

Congress failed to agree to a budget Monday night, creating a partial shutdown of the federal government. Many federal workers in Indiana are receiving furloughs and some could have their pay delayed if the shutdown lasts long enough.

The deep split in Congress largely revolves around health care reform, and Indiana’s Congressional delegation has mostly fallen along party lines.

This week on Noon Edition, we’ll take a look at Congress’ ability to reach a compromise and discuss how the shutdown will affect the state’s economy and residents.


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Noon Edition airs Friday at 12 p.m.


Frank Nierzwicki, Visiting Lecturer, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Arnold Scott, National Vice President, American Federation of Government Employees, 6th District

James Barnes, Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

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