Pence, Study Differ About State’s Federal Effects
October 8, 2013 — Indiana’s governor wants Hoosiers to know that the state will meet its obligations during the federal government shutdown.
Governor Mike Pence issued a statement today confirming that the state will fund certain federal assistance programs during the shutdown.
Pence says Indiana can support the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program known as SNAP and the Women Infants and Children program, or WIC, through October, and temporary assistance for needy families will also be funded through November.
The Governor went on to say that he is frustrated by the shutdown, however Indiana will keep moving forward.
That sentiment may be reinforced by a report released today detailing state impacts of the shutdown. According to a report by the finance website Wallet Hub, Indiana is one of the states least affected by the shutdown, with only Iowa considered less affected.