Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement on the federal government shutdown:
"We have been following developments in Washington closely, and will continue to work to assess and minimize the impact on state agencies and the services they provide," Gov. Nixon said. "Here in Missouri, we reach across the aisle to balance budgets, control spending and protect our AAA credit rating. However, a prolonged shutdown will put jobs at risk and undermine confidence in our economy, so I urge folks in Washington to put an end to the gridlock and start working together to move our country forward."