What would a shutdown mean? White suggests it would result in “a complete pause in every state service, removing state police from the roads, shutting state prisons without a plan for housing inmates, and shuttering emergency response agencies just as Hurricane season begins.”
But the cost to taxpayers for these special sessions is $60,000 a day. "I've to tried forego my paycheck for the per diem but the rules just won't allow that. So, I'm pledging to donate my pay -- about $1,500 over a 10-day session -- to a worthy cause in District 75.