HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's top budget official said a partial shutdown of the federal government could eventually force the state to mothball programs and furlough employees.
Thursday was the federal government's 10th day in a partial shutdown.
The vast majority of about $20 billion in federal money that Pennsylvania's expecting this year is for health care for the poor and to aid low-income schools, and Budget Secretary Charles Zogby said that money isn't endangered.
Zogby said Pennsylvania is managing other programs right now by delaying payments or using reserve cash, but he said the state will soon be unable to pay providers of federally funded social services such as subsidized child care, women's shelters or aid to pregnant women and infants.
Hundreds of federally funded state employees also may face furlough.
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