Until the federal shutdown ends, Governing will be tracking the impacts it's having on state and local governments. Stay tuned for ongoing coverage, and here's the latest....

How the Shutdown is Hurting Public Housing
Planned affordable housing projects are experiencing shutdown-related delays, and deals may fall through if the federal government doesn't re-open soon. READ MORE

North Carolina First State Forced to Turn Away New WIC Enrollees
Thanks to the federal government shutdown, North Carolina has run out of funds to allow residents to sign up for the program that provides food vouchers and nutrition information to women and children. READ MORE

Washington, D.C., Could Lose $6 Million a Week During Shutdown
The news came as the city is dipping into its own reserve funds to continue operating during the shutdown as the city’s budget is handcuffed to approval by Congress. READ MORE

Medicaid Payments Delayed for D.C., Thanks to Shutdown
Due to the unique financial structure of the District of Columbia, the city can't even spend its own money to pay for Medicaid. READ MORE

Shutdown Puts Republican Governors in Tricky Spot
Many GOP governors oppose Obamacare, but they don't want their own states to suffer from a shutdown. READ MORE

D.C. Area Workers Not the Only Ones Hit Hard by Federal Shutdown
Federal workers sent home this week aren't limited to the Washington, D.C., region. View states and agencies most affected by the shutdown. READ MORE

Furloughed Employees Flood State Unemployment Offices 
On the first day of the shutdown, state unemployment offices in the mid-Atlantic received an unusual number of applications from federal employees -- some getting more in one day than an entire year. READ MORE

What the Federal Shutdown Means for State and Local Governments
States and localities aren't too concerned about the immediate impacts of the federal shutdown that began Monday night, but a prolonged one is another matter. READ MORE

If Shutdown Persists, Would States Be Reimbursed for Filling Federal Holes? 
If the shutdown lasts more than a couple weeks, the states may start paying for federal programs. But it's unclear whether they would ever be reimbursed. READ MORE

The Next Battle: To Raise the Debt Ceiling or Not?
Whether the shutdown is resolved or not, Congress must decide whether to raise the debt ceiling or not by Oct. 17. If they don't, all spending -- even some exempt from a shutdown -- would be eligible for cuts. READ MORE

Federal Shutdown Could Disrupt Ceremony for Fallen Firefighters
If the federal government shutdown doesn't end this week, a national memorial service for fallen firefighters will lose its venue. READ MORE