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Monday, January 22, 2018

Michigan not really affected by government shutdown, study says

Posted By on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 10:44 AM

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Happy Monday. The federal government has shut down over a Senate stalemate. If you get your news from The Washington Post, this is all the fault of President Donald Trump, the guy who boasted that he is good at making deals. If you get your news from Fox News, the blame falls squarely on the Dems.

Regardless of the Washington finger-pointing, fortunately Michigan is not all that much affected by the shutdown. At least that's according to a new study by WalletHub, which ranked Michigan as the second-least affected state after Minnesota. (Among the most affected are the District of Columbia, duh, and nearby Maryland and Virginia.)

To create the rankings, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of six metrics.

Michigan ranked 46th in terms of share of federal jobs, 43rd in federal contract dollars per capita, 26th in small business lending per capita, 32nd in real estate as a percentage of GSP, and 47th in children under CHIP.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on a short-term fix at noon on Monday that would fund the government through Feb. 8.

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