State Auditor General Is Concerned About Effects Of Federal Government Shutdown On PA

Pennsylvania's chief fiscal watchdog is raising concerns about potential impacts from the partial federal government shutdown now in its 17th day. State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says the shutdown is creating financial hardship for effected federal government workers in PA and their families. And, DePasquale is concerned there could be a ripple effect on the state's economy the longer the shutdown lasts, including declines in sales and income tax revenues.