Comptroller Assess How Government Shutdown Impacts Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Tennessee state comptroller was in town to talk about how the volunteer state is handling the shutdown, Wednesday.

Comptroller Justin Wilson says the state is doing fine and so far hasn't really been affected by the shutdown. However if it continues, Wilson says that programs like welfare could run out of money.

"For example, the welfare checks are administered through the state," Justin Wilson, Tennessee Comptroller, said. "So if the state doesn't get the money that the federal government provides for, then the state won't have the money to pass through to the citizens."

This week an analysis by "Wallet Hub" ranked the states and District of Columbia by which is the most impacted by the government shutdown. Tennessee ranked 24th. Virginia was number one.


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