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FEDERAL WORKERS FEELING SHUTDOWN

FEDERAL WORKERS FEELING SHUTDOWN

Federal workers in Madison are feeling the affects of the partial government shutdown.  

The Forest Products Laboratory employs about 140 people at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.  It’s also one of the many federal research centers which has benched their employees amid the shutdown which has gone on for nearly a month.  The deputy director of Forest Products Laboratory says there’s a Ph.D at the facility who has resorted to cleaning houses to make ends meet during the shutdown.

The shutdown stems from an impasse between Congress and President Trump over funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. 

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