Partial federal government shutdown having local impact

THE PARTIAL FEDERAL government shutdown is in its 26th day on Thursday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JULIA SCHMALZ
THE PARTIAL FEDERAL government shutdown is in its 26th day on Thursday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JULIA SCHMALZ
PROVIDENCE – As the partial federal government shutdown drags on, local effects on those reliant on federal programs and those furloughed as federal employees become more and more pronounced. The R.I. Department of Labor and Training estimated Thursday the shutdown may be affecting roughly 2,000 Rhode Island-based federal employees. That is out of approximately 11,000…

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