LePage laid off state workers during the 2013 federal shutdown. Mills has no plans to do so.

By Michael Shepard

CLASP report was cited in this article about TANF and the government shutdown.

"Federal Medicaid funding is continuing through the shutdown and the Trump administration has said the food stamp program is safe through February. The federal government has suspended funding for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, but there have been no reports of benefit suspension in any state, according to the Center for Law and Social Policy."

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