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Federal workers in Michigan are getting anxious with the deadline for another potential partial government shutdown less than a week away.

The White House is not ruling out another government shutdown, as lawmakers continue to negotiate funding for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.

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Michigan members of Congress are joining efforts to prevent future federal government shutdowns.

The recently ended 35-day partial government shutdown failed to resolve the issues that created it, namely the president’s demand for $5.7 billion for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

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Today on Stateside, how the partial government shutdown impacts the 1.2 million Michiganders who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help buy food for their families. Plus, a concerned resident of Cass County explains why he's on a mission to make the public aware of the danger posed by the huge number of dead ash trees in Michigan. 

Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below. 

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Air traffic controllers Monday told a Michigan congressman they want to get paid.

The federal workers who guide the nation’s airways are among those working without a pay check during the partial federal government shutdown.


The partial government shutdown is making farmers in Michigan nervous. 

Local USDA offices are closed due to the shutdown, so a backlog of things like farm loan applications is growing.

Stock reports on crops also aren't being issued, so people in Michigan who trade grain commodities are operating without essential information.

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Today on Stateside, the newly-appointed chair of the House Appropriations Committee discusses today's Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference and how it will affect the state budget. Plus, a Michigan brewer on how the partial government shutdown is affecting his business.

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The partial federal government shutdown could have wide-ranging consequences for the Great Lakes. There already are some problems, but things could get worse if the shutdown drags on.

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Michigan-based federal workers rallied against the partial government shutdown in Detroit’s Federal Plaza Thursday.

The workers say the shutdown is putting the public at risk, and families in financial peril, as the shutdown driven by President Trump’s desired border wall drags into its third week.

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Partisan division marked Michigan’s congressional delegation’s reaction to the President’s call Tuesday evening for a wall along the nation’s border with Mexico.

President Donald Trump said in an Oval Office address that there is a "growing humanitarian and security crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border, though crossings have fallen in recent years.


Officials at Detroit Metro Airport, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport and Flint Bishop International Airport said their operations have been normal  despite the partial government shutdown. 

They referred further questions to the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration. 

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Today on Stateside, a biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) breaks down how the ongoing partial government shutdown is affecting his lab's Great Lakes research. Plus, a member of Hamilton's original Chicago cast looks back at his two years playing George Washington. 

Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below. 

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U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) says it’s time for the president to come to the negotiating table to end the partial federal government shutdown.

But, for now, the president has other plans.

President Donald Trump says he will address the nation Tuesday night at 9 p.m. about what he says is a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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University researchers in Michigan are concerned that if the federal government shutdown drags on, it could affect future scientific projects.

On their first day in the majority, House Democrats passed a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump's promised border wall.

The largely party-line votes Thursday night came after Trump made a surprise appearance at the White House briefing room, pledging to keep up the fight for his signature campaign promise.

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A partial federal government shutdown is expected beginning Saturday unless the U.S. Senate can pass a bill that includes President Trump's demand for more than $5 billion dollars in funding for a border wall. In Michigan, that would mean some federal employees will work without pay, and others could be furloughed.

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Michiganders will likely not notice much if there is a federal government shutdown at the end of this week.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says it's up to President Donald Trump whether the federal government partially shuts down at midnight Friday over his border wall.

Trump has said he'd be "proud" to have a shutdown over the $5 billion he wants for the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Asked Sunday if there was room for compromise, Schumer told NBC: "He's not going to get the wall in any form."

Updated at 9:45 p.m. ET

The federal government is in the midst of a partial shutdown, and it appears it will be that way for some time.

President Trump and members of Congress publicly say they want to reopen the federal government, but, in the first day of a shutdown, Republicans and Democrats on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue showed no signs of ending their stalemate.