U.S. Senator Ben Cardin visited Fort Meade to address the furloughs that went into effect last month.
A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defense Department. Officials worry that the Pentagon will be hit even harder by layoffs in 2014 if automatic budget cuts continue as planned.
Thousands of civilian Defense Department employees are bracing for furloughs forced on them by the sequestration budget cuts.
The Federal Aviation Administration says it’s suspended all employee furloughs and says air traffic facilities will begin returning to regular staffing levels over the next 24 hours.
Massive across the board government spending cuts are set to go into effect in just three days.
District of Columbia government employees who were forced to take furlough days last year will be getting some extra money in their paychecks.
The CEO of the Baltimore City public school system says employees would be forced to take furlough days if the state’s so-called “doomsday” budget goes into effect.
Property taxes will go up 3.1 cents under Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold’s proposed $1.2 billion budget.
State agencies throughout Maryland will be closed or offering reduced services for a furlough day.
Baltimore’s Board of Estimates has approved Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s proposed $2.7 billion budget.
Officials at Fort Detrick say employees are being notified, if the federal government is shut down, whether they will work or be furloughed.
No layoffs and no furloughs for Baltimore County schools.