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Local impacts of the government shutdown could soon get worse. This timeline shows how.

Troy Tomey, an FAA Safety Inspector who have been furloughed for the last 13 days was among a group of inspectors picketing at MIA. They’re concerned about airport safety, on Thursday, Jan. 03, 2019.
Troy Tomey, an FAA Safety Inspector who have been furloughed for the last 13 days was among a group of inspectors picketing at MIA. They’re concerned about airport safety, on Thursday, Jan. 03, 2019. pportal@miamiherald.com

With the partial government shutdown now two weeks old — and no end in sight — consumers and federal workers are in for financial pain that’s likely to get worse.

Federal tax refunds are likely to be delayed.

Hurricane preparedness could be affected.

Paychecks for many federal workers — including thousands in Florida — likely won’t show up in bank accounts as regularly scheduled.

Rob Wile covers business, tech, and the economy in South Florida. He is a graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and Columbia University. He grew up in Chicago.
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