The FSA office in Imperial has been closed since Dec. 28 due to the government shutdown. (Johnson Publications photo)
County, city unaffected by govt shutdown, for now
While many people in the country are struggling to pay bills due to lack of paychecks from the government shutdown, Imperial and Chase County haven’t seen any effects as of yet.
The government shutdown started on Dec. 22, and hit its 26th day on Wednesday.
Affected employees went without a paycheck starting last Friday.
This is currently the longest-running government shutdown on record.
“It hasn’t affected the city directly,” City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland said.
“If it goes on for awhile it may cause some problems.”
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