TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) Kansas National Guard employees are among those who will feel the impact of the federal government shutdown.
Spokesperson Sharon Watson said Monday that nearly 700 of the Kansas National Guard's full-time workforce will be furloughed during the shutdown. About half of those workers are based in Topeka at headquarters and Forbes Field. The other positions are spread throughout the state.
Watson said the Kansas National Guard has about 2100 full-time workers in all.
A measure signed by President Obama late Monday ensuring members of the military continue to get paid during a shutdown will not change the status of the furloughed workers, however, Watson said, it will help the Active Duty Guard and Reserve positions to continue receiving paychecks.
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