Government shutdown will affect southeastern Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE - The government shutdown will have a major impact in the Milwaukee area and across the state of Wisconsin.
More than 1,000 members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be affected.
Most Soldiers and Airmen at the 128th Air Refueling Wing will be put on emergency furlough if the government shuts down.
187 will be told to go home, while another 29 will remain working without pay as part of a skeleton crew. Those Soldiers and Airmen will not receive a paycheck, but will be paid retroactively.
It's a concern for the men and women who serve. "Anytime that your pay is affected that's going to affect your family," said Major Paul Rickert.
He said across the state, a little more than 200 will continue operations without pay in case of a major emergency.