Last updateMon, 26 Jan 2015 4pm

State budget director more concerned over debt ceiling than government shut down

JEFFERSON CITY - The federal government began furloughing "nonessential" positions Tuesday.
State Budget Director Linda Luebbering said the federal government shut down will hit state programs with a loss of funding if it is not resolved within a few weeks, but a Congressional failure to compromise on how much money the United States can borrow would be more catastrophic.

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