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So far the Federal Government Shutdown has had limited impact on Michigan


LANSING (WKZO) -- The Impacts of the Government shutdown on Michigan have been negligible so far but there are some dates coming up.

The Office of Management and Budget is regularly updating a running list of the programs and services that could be impacted. For now, unless you need a nursing home inspected or are trying to buy a home, its so far so good in Michigan.

OMB Spokesman Kurt Weiss says early projections that the WIC program and School lunches might begin running out of money next week were premature.

He says it looks like they will have funding for the rest of this month. Unemployment checks won’t be impacted, but funding for the staff at the Unemployment Office runs out on Tuesday.

That means they won’t be able to take on new applicants until the shut down ends.

He also says funding for temporary assistance for needy families lapses next week, but most other programs are funded thru the end of the month.