Fort McHenry will close. You can still tour the Naval Academy, but not its museum. If, like two indicted Baltimore police detectives, you are scheduled for trial at U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Monday, the wheels of justice will grind on despite the federal government shutdown.
Maryland, more so than most states, will feel the affects of the shutdown, particularly if it is a long one.
About 300,000 Maryland residents work for the federal government, comprising about 10 percent of the state’s workforce. While many are deemed essential and will continue to work, others will be furloughed, and when they’ll get their next paycheck is unclear.
Additionally, the feds...