Saturday, September 29, 2007

It's weird. I don't live there anymore.

Kevin posted this on Facebook earlier.

This is really weird. I recently moved out of Michigan and am now living in Maine, but I still feel very much a Michigan resident. I'm really having a hard time believing this. It seems unprecedented. How did they let the budget go unbalanced for so long that this is actually an option.

Impact of Michigan Government Shutdown
55. Can I buy alcohol?

Liquor sales are regulated by the state and therefore will stop during a government shutdown. Stores will be able to sell the inventory they have on hand, but will be unable to purchase additional inventory.

61. Will the state-owned lift bridges be open?

Six of the state's 12 lift bridges, in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations, will be locked in the up position, allowing only water traffic to pass. Those bridges that are closed to traffic are located in Manistee (US-31), two in Bay City (M-25 and M-13/M-84), St Joseph (M-63), Port Huron (I-94Bl/Military Street), and Detroit (M-85/Fort Street).

66. Will the state welcome centers and highway rest areas be open?

State welcome centers and highway rest areas, including the bathroom facilities and parking lots, will be closed.

At least the Portage Lift Bridge is remaining open.

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