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Utah woman, federal employee, reacts to shutdown ending

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OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Kyleigh Spratley hasn’t been to work in more than a month, but on Friday she got some welcome news.

“Of course I’m glad,” said Spratley, an Ogden mother and a business tax processor for the IRS.

Still, she said she has mixed feelings — since the deal to end the shutdown goes until Feb. 15.

“I’m excited that we are re-opening, but I’m also skeptical cause there’s only three weeks for that to be continued,” said Spratley.

The single mother with five kids hasn’t been paid in two paycheck cycles.

“It’s been very hard, like — financially, emotionally — I think mentally and physically for a lot of people,” said Spratley.

“A lot of us live paycheck to paycheck,” she added.

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