Michigan government shutdown ends

Partial Shutdown of State Government Ends

State Employees Asked to Report to Work

(LANSING, MI) A partial shutdown of Michigan state government has ended with legislative approval of a comprehensive solution to the state's budget crisis that will prevent massive cuts to public safety, health care and education.

The 35,000 state employees who received temporary layoff notices are asked to report to work on their normal shifts today, Monday, October 1.

Departments that began implementing the partial shutdown on Sunday will take immediate steps to put programs and services back in place including the reopening of state parks and state highway rest areas, sale of lottery tickets, and road construction and maintenance.

Posted by LS