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Maine Employees Affected by Shutdown

Maine Employees Affected by Shutdown

| October 3, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says 44 federally funded employees of the Maine Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management are being temporarily laid off due to the government shutdown. LePage said Thursday that the department is the hardest hit state agency so far to be affected by the shutdown. He says […]

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DFAS Could Be Affected If Shutdown Continues

DFAS Could Be Affected If Shutdown Continues

| October 3, 2013

If the partial government shutdown isn’t resolved soon, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service in Limestone WILL be impacted. The shutdown may affect 500 plus Federal employees at DFAS-Limestone  due to the budget not being signed.  The employees were notified Wednesday afternoon that there were enough funds to carry them through until the end of next […]

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LePage Says Short-Term Shutdown Won’t Impact State Government

LePage Says Short-Term Shutdown Won’t Impact State Government

| October 1, 2013

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that a short-term federal government shutdown will not directly impact state government or public assistance programs. The Republican governor said in a statement on Tuesday that while some state government positions and programs are federally funded, they’ll continue as normal this week. He says […]

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Shipyard Employees to Work Even If Government Shuts Down

Shipyard Employees to Work Even If Government Shuts Down

| September 30, 2013

KITTERY, Maine (AP) – Thousands of workers are being told to report to duty Tuesday at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, even if the federal government shuts down. In Washington, a budget dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law could lead to the first government shutdown in 17 years at midnight. But the Navy says […]

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Maine Senators Split on Budget Measure

Maine Senators Split on Budget Measure

| September 27, 2013

(AP) – Maine’s U.S. senators were split on a measure to keep government operating past Tuesday. Republican Susan Collins opposed the measure which, if approved in the House, will avoid a threatened government shutdown. Independent Angus King supported the measure. It passed the Senate 54-44 Friday afternoon but faces an uncertain future in the House […]

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