10/01/2013 12:52 pm ET

Gov. Shutdown Will Hurt Hawaii's Two Biggest Industries


WASHINGTON, D.C. — At midnight in Washington D.C., "non-essential" services of the federal government shut down for the first time since 1995 after Congress failed to approve a budget deal.

Faced with the failure of Congress to complete one of its most fundamental tasks, Sen. Mazie Hirono told Civil Beat hours before the shutdown that it would have grave consequences across the nation, and especially in Hawaii where tens of thousands of federal employees are slated to stop working — and stop getting paid — as of Tuesday.

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