RE: Off topic - Does anyone know what happens when a state shuts down?
- The Federal Govt. has shut down in the past. Essentially it's
a gigantic layoff caused by Congress not passing a budget. In
that case, everyone goes home except for a few designated emergency
people. The consitutents who are being hurt by the shutdown
(e.g. Social Security recipients) throw a fit (rightly so) and
contact both the press and their representatives. Within a
few days to 2 weeks (longest shutdown I remember) a new budget gets
passed with whichever political party caused the shutdown believeing
they have taught the other side a lesson. The federal employees go
back to work and back pay for the time off is normally included in
the new budget.
Michelle Maco Mader
Cleveland, Ohio USA
- Sometimes things get better.
Sometimes no one notices.
Be well, Polo!
--- Paul Guzowski <pauguz@...> wrote:
> From experience in Pennsylvania, not much happens
> as long as the
> shutdown isn't for long. It happened in PA in a
> recent year when the
> state legislature couldn't or wouldn't pass a budget
> the governor would
> sign. It only directly affects those who are state
> employees or those
> who need state services during the closure period.
> My wife was a
> sub-contractor to the State of Pennsylvania's Dept
> of Veterans' Affairs
> when it happened and since her boss was a state
> employee, my wife
> couldn't come to work unsupervised. I think
> emergency services were
> sustained but if you needed your driver's license
> renewed or some other
> routine service you had to wait out the shut-down.
> In the end, I guess
> it depends on why the Governor is shutting down the
> Paul in Bratislava
> Homebase in Carlisle, PA, USA
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