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Most Michiganders have yet to feel the effects of the federal government shutdown (yet)

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steve carmody
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Michigan Radio

Most Michiganders haven’t felt the impact of the federal government shutdown.

But that may change soon.

For the most part, it will be another 30 days or more before some of the state government’s major programs that rely on federal funds start seeing that money running out.

State officials say, if the shutdown persists, it may force them to prioritize food assistance programs like school lunches, meals on wheels and the WIC program.   

Other programs may run out of money sooner.

Kurt Weiss, with the state Department of Technology, Management and Budget, says funding for OSHA inspections, nursing home inspectors and federally funded vouchers for low income rent subsidies could run out by the end of the month or early next month.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.