Although the shutdown ended within the past few days, the ramifications may still remain for those locally who went over a month (34 days) without a paycheck.
WBONtv spoke to a Federal Prison system worker from Lexington who was not willing to be on camera because of stipulations with his job, but he provided us with a statement explaining the situation at hand, and the apparent lack of morale at his place of work during the shutdown.
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He updated WBONTV today and said that they will be paid in the next couple of days, however the fear still lingers that another shutdown could come about in 15 days.
**Note, this was originally shot the day the shutdown ended, so excuse the dated intro, but the information all remains the same**
According to news reports today, the five-week partial government shutdown cost the U.S. economy about $3 billion economic activity. The Congressional Budget Office said that this money will not be able to be recouped.
They also projected $11 billion in losses may be reconciled with an $8 billion boost for the GDP through 2019.