Amid uncertainty about whether congressional leaders and the White House will reach a deal to save the U.S. from defaulting on its debt, Gov. Wes Moore’s administration is preparing for a federal government shutdown, a senior aide to the governor said. But, state officials would be in uncharted territory trying to cushion the blow of a calamity lasting more than a few days. Maryland has the cash reserves to weather “a couple of days” of the country being in default, the governor’s aide said.
Moore administration prepares for federal shutdown as potential default looms
May 26, 2023