Sydney Llewellyn / KCUR

The federal government of the United States has shutdown.  But, how long will the country go without money budgeted to run its government?

Dan Verbeck / KCUR

In an almost unprecedented public airing, the chief  federal prosecutors for both Missouri and Kansas have warned about outcomes they expect if law enforcement budget cuts continue into the next fiscal year.

Tammy Dickinson for the Western District of Missouri, which includes Kansas City, said job furloughs and tightened budgets will hamper the fight against crime.

Dickinson said a little realized consequence is that reducing staff will actually cut federal income, because fewer staff won’t be able to try cases that bring in multi-millions of dollars.

Funding Cuts Could Impact UM System

Dec 4, 2012

Sequestration, or the automatic across-the-board funding cuts set to kick in nationwide at the beginning of 2013, will tally nearly $110 billion in cuts over the next nine years.