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MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: State officials weigh impact of government shutdown on Minnesotans

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State officials are readying for a possible Federal government shutdown on October 1st. Chuck Johnson with the state Department of Human Services says while some programs, like Medicaid, shouldn't be affected by a shutdown, it's unclear what might happen to others, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Johnsons says there is a requirement in Federal law that SNAP benficiaries receive 10 days notice if their benefits are going to be terminated.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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