AG POLICY NEWS
Shutdown Jeopardizes Nutrition Program
Thu Oct 3, 2013 05:01 PM CDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Jacob Quick is a fat and happy 4-month-old with a big and expensive appetite. Like millions of other poor women, Jacob's mother relies on the federal Women, Infants and Children program to pay for infant formula -- aid that is now jeopardized by the government shutdown.

Pennsylvania and other states say they can operate WIC at least through the end of October, easing fears among officials that it would run out of money within days. But advocates and others worry what will happen if the shutdown drags on beyond that.

"What's going to happen to my ...

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