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October 16, 2013

Beshear: Shutdown ‘devastating to Kentucky families’

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FRANKFORT —

Daycare assistance for working poor families equaling about $8 million a month would be cut off to 40,000 Kentucky children and some new veterans’ benefits applications can’t be submitted because the Kentucky Department of Veterans’ Affairs can’t gain access to the veterans’ information.

Other programs which could be put at risk in an extended shutdown, Beshear said, are child abuse prevention grants, immunizations, HIV prevention programs and regulation of coal mines. But he said Kynect, the Kentucky-run health benefit exchange, hasn’t been affected.

Ronnie Ellis writes for CNHI News Service and is based in Frankfort. Reach him at rellis@cnhi.com. Follow CNHI News Service stories on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cnhifrankfort.

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