If the federal government can’t reach a budget agreement by Friday and they have to shut down, how will this affect Maine?

The most visible will be the closing of Acadia National Park. Heating a housing assistance for the poor may suffer as well. Federal employees also would not receive paychecks, some civilian workers could be furloughed, and there could be delays in getting passports.

Other than that Maine would notice few changes if a shutdown occurs. On pressherald.com they say if congress can’t agree on a budget by Friday at midnight, the government will shut down due to lack of funds.