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Shutdown Postpones Christening

| October 11, 2013

BATH, Maine (AP) – The christening ceremony in Maine for a first-in-class warship has been postponed due to the partial federal government shutdown. The Navy announced Friday that it’s postponing the ceremony for the future USS Zumwalt, which was supposed to be held Oct. 19 at Bath Iron Works. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree’s office says […]

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LePage Criticized by Dems and Unions Reps

| October 10, 2013

  AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Democratic leaders and union representatives are criticizing Maine Gov. Paul LePage for not being open about what actions he intends to take under his civil emergency proclamation. The Republican governor proclaimed a civil emergency Wednesday, allowing him to suspend laws and regulations to better manage the impact the federal government […]

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Gov. LePage Declares Civil Emergency

| October 9, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage has issued a proclamation declaring a civil emergency aimed at helping the administration minimize the effects of the partial federal government shutdown. LePage said the federal shutdown not only affects more than 2,000 federally funded state employees it also impacts federally funded programs and services that Mainers […]

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Health Workers Furloughed

| October 8, 2013

  AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the entire staff of the Disability Determination office in Winthrop has been furloughed due to the federal government shutdown. LePage says the 52 state employees are paid 100 percent by federal funds. In addition, two employees in the Office of Aging and Disability Services and […]

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Shutdown Could Put Over 500 Employees Limestone DFAS Out of Work

| October 4, 2013

Employees at the Department of Defense Finance and Accounting Service in Limestone are holding their breath. They were notified earlier this week that if the government shut down lasts, they could be temporarily out of work after next Friday. Holli Landry, Local 294 President of DFAS Limestone says, “they’re thinking about, what are we gonna […]

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