It looks like the federal government will shut down Tuesday since Congress hasn’t passed a spending bill.
It’s hard to gauge how that might impact Idaho, but the federal government is the second largest employer here, after the state itself.
About 11,750 Idahoans get paychecks from Uncle Sam and those checks total about $800 million a year. That breaks down to more than $2 million per day flowing into Idaho. But we don’t know how much of that will stop flowing for each day of a government shutdown.