Hundreds of Colorado federal lab workers including two Nobel Prize recipients are furloughed during the government shutdown. Other university and contract workers are shut out of federal buildings and labs.
The government shutdown is taking a toll on all 50 states – but some have it worse than others. A new report that ranks states by impact places Colorado near the top of the list.
Thousands of Colorado employees have been furloughed due to the government shutdown. Included in that number are more than 3,600 federal laboratory workers in Boulder County.
In addition to shutdowns of national parks (including Alcatraz Island and Yosemite) and the supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, the mandatory furloughs are affecting a wide range of government science and health agencies. Here's a snapshot:
Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 11:55 am
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