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Government shutdown worries Jacksonville military families

Published on September 29, 2023 at 11:54 am

Hundreds of thousands of service members and civilian workers, including military families in Jacksonville, might not see their next paycheck unless Congress passes emergency legislation to ensure America’s military continues to get paid.

Lawmakers have until the end of the day Saturday to pass a spending deal to avert the shutdown.

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If the federal government shutdown lasts as long as the last one did – which was 35 days – that could mean missed mortgage and rent payments, and families struggling to afford groceries.

Read the rest of this story at News4Jax, a Jacksonville Today news partner.


author image Tiffany Salameh joined the News4Jax team in June 2023 as a member of the I-TEAM and the consumer investigative reporter. Tiffany comes home to Jacksonville from WBND in South Bend, Indiana, where she was nominated for three Emmys for her reporting on community issues and politics.
author image Tiffany Salameh joined the News4Jax team in June 2023 as a member of the I-TEAM and the consumer investigative reporter. Tiffany comes home to Jacksonville from WBND in South Bend, Indiana, where she was nominated for three Emmys for her reporting on community issues and politics.

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