LOS ANGELES (CBS) — What would a government shutdown mean for your IRS refund?
Well, depending on how long the shutdown lasts…it could mean a much longer wait for your check.
Stephanie Abrams, reporting for CBS 2 and KCAL 9, took us back to 1995 when the government was previously shut down in a showdown between then President Bill Clinton and then speaker Newt Gingrich.
Abrams reports today that all is calm…but is it the calm before the storm?
She spoke with a lot of people worried and concerned that government might come to a halt by this time tomorrow.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa estimates the shutdown could cost Los Angeles as much as $560 million.
At the Federal Building on Wilshire, only emergency passports will be issued…and there is already a huge backlog.
National parks will also be closed…so if you were headed to the Santa Monica Mountains, Joshua Tree or the Angeles National Forest, stay home.