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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Governor DeWine Issues Statement on Potential Federal Government Shutdown

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement on the possibility of a federal government shut down at midnight tonight and its potential effect on Ohioans.

"Today many Ohioans are anxious about the potential of a federal government shut down and what it may mean to them.

"I want to assure Ohioans that we have been monitoring the situation closely, and have been working to prepare for a potential shut down. We have made contingency plans to ensure that our state programs that receive significant federal funding will operate as normal for the coming weeks. This includes benefit programs such as WIC, SNAP, and TANF that provide food and other resources for Ohio families. Ohioans will have the benefits that they rely on.

"However, as I said earlier in the week, I encourage the U.S. Congress to work toward a swift resolution."

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