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Preparing For Shutdown, Government Plans Furloughs

More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down, forcing the closure of national parks from California to Maine and all the Smithsonian museums. Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays.


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Air Traffic Control Furloughs Trigger Delays At Airports

In Maryland and across the nation, airline passengers are bracing for the worst. Federal budget cuts hit the FAA and trigger big delays at airports. Some are already seeing three hour backups!


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Prince George’s County Budget Includes Furloughs

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker is calling for up to five unpaid furlough days to address a $152 million budget gap.


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Thousands Of Md. Workers Anticipate Automatic Budget Cuts & Furloughs

President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders at the White House to try to agree on a deal that would halt automatic federal budget cuts. But now both sides are saying there will be no deal.


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Baltimore County Council Closer To Adopting Budget

The Baltimore County Council is closer to adopting what some members are calling a “very bare-bones budget.”


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RG Steel Furloughing 720 At Sparrows Point Plant

RG Steel has alerted Maryland unemployment officials that it is furloughing about 720 workers at its Sparrows Point plant until March.


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Shutdown Could Force Md. To Use Money For Projects

Maryland officials say a shutdown of the federal government could force furloughs of employees supported by some federal grants, or require the state to absorb that cost.


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2-Week Federal Shutdown Could Cost Md. Millions

Maryland’s governor’s office says a two-week federal government shutdown could cost the state millions in reduced income tax revenue and reduced spending on taxable goods.


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Officials: Shutdown Would Cripple D.C.

Trash would go uncollected, parking tickets wouldn’t be issued and about 14,000 District of Columbia employees would be furloughed in the event of a federal government shutdown, D.C. officials said Wednesday.


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Social Security Warns Of Furlough From Budget Cuts

The Social Security Administration is warning of possible worker furloughs as House Republicans debate spending cuts that would affect the agency.



O’Malley Hopes To Avoid Furloughs In Closing Budget Gap

Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is confronting a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, said Wednesday he still hopes to avoid furloughs for state employees for a fourth straight year.