HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Thousands of military families in the tri-state who depend on federal wages to support their households, may have to wait indefinitely to get paid.
The government shutdown would impact military families like Connie Cassini's son and daughter-in-law. Her son, Lance Corporal Bob Cassini of Hamilton, was deployed to Afghanistan in August.
"My son's best friend lost his arm, and they're not going to get paid?," Cassini said.
Cassini says she's can't understand how the government could delay pay to solders like her son, who are risking their lives for their country.
"I know there's a lot that the government has to work out but I question their priorities," Cassini said.