NSU professor speaks on how potential government shutdown could impact ArkLaTex

(Source: CNN Newsource)
(Source: CNN Newsource)
Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 4:24 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2021 at 7:47 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - There was a race against time for answers on whether the government would shut down. However, that isn’t going to happen just yet, as Congress passed a bill to avoid a partial shutdown and keep the government funded until Dec. 3.

Greg Granger, a professor at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, provided some insight on how this could impact the ArkLaTex if a decision is not made after December.

“I think people need to pay attention to certain benefits like FEMA and people in hurricane zones, people on SNAP. Maybe keep in touch with your congressperson’s office,” he advised.

The most recent government shutdown took place in 2018 to 2019 and impacted about 800,000 federal workers.

Tune in to KSLA News 12 tonight to hear more from Professor Granger.

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