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Local Leaders To Talk Shutdown Effects In D.C.

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is meeting with local government leaders from Maryland and Virginia to talk about the wide-ranging effects of the federal government shutdown.

Gray will meet at the district government building on Wednesday with Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova; Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett; and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.

The shutdown has prevented the district government from spending its local tax dollars.

The city is running on emergency funds.

While the county governments continue to function, the jurisdictions have been hit hard by furloughs to the federal workforce.

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments has called on Congress to pass a continuing resolution to reopen the government.

The group says the shutdown is hurting the regional economy.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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