Partial shutdown of the federal government has cost the state of Maryland $778 million affecting some 172-thousand residents.
That’s the latest from the Comptroller Peter Franchot who said every two weeks it costs the state $60-million.
Franchot said it is having devastating impact on Maryland families.
He said, “Six percent of our totals jobs in the state are federal jobs. And, many, many more are private sector federal contracting jobs.” He went on, “There is a unique impact on the state of Maryland from the shutdown.”