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|Senator Majority Leader Harry|
Reid insist a deal has been made
on the amount budgetary cuts
but, Tea Party demands on
other issues are stopping a
of a deal.
"We also expect that that money will be available, but we’re not quite as confident," said Benjamin Johnson, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. "If the shutdown lasted for a long enough time, there could be an issue where the state of Ohio needs to come up with payroll money”, he noted.
"Currently they anticipate being able to make benefit payments in event of a federal shutdown," said Melanie Brown, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth.
"They're still establishing what exactly the scenario will look like as they head towards Friday," Ms. Brown stated.The EUC program which funds up to 73 weeks of benefits in Michigan, borrows billions from the federal government to continue paying the 26 weeks of state-paid benefits, currently available in the state.
"Things are much different both at the federal and state level fiscally than in the last shutdown," said Cornelia Chebinou, Washington director of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers. "At this point there are just a lot of unknowns”.