Mississippi government: Little impact from fed shutdown

Agency directors and spokesmen say Mississippi government is feeling little effect from the federal government’s partial shutdown that started last week.

This includes the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, the Department of Human Services and the Division of Medicaid — state agencies that handle large amounts of federal money.

For now, there’s enough federal money on hand keep providing services like Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and food aid, and for highway contracts to stay on track.