Beshear Plans Shutdown Press Conference

Oct 16, 2013

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has scheduled a press conference for today to discuss the impact of the federal government shutdown on the state’s families.

The U.S. government halted most non-essential government services 16 days ago, forcing unplanned furloughs for thousands of federal workers.

Beshear is expected to tell reporters that more serious problems could begin Oct. 31, when funds for lots of government services will dry up, if Congress doesn't resolve the spending impasse.

The press conference will be at the state Capitol at 2 p.m. eastern time.