Archive for November, 2012

Va. agencies offer millions in contingency cuts

Virginia state government agencies have sent Gov. Bob McDonnell suggestions for cutting their spending by more than $132 million over the next 18 months should spending reductions be needed to balance the state budget.

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U.S. regulators grill Edison on bid to restart part of San Onofre

The utility wants to fire up one of the two reactors at 70% power for five months, before taking it offline for inspection. Edison says the procedure would be safe. Federal regulators grilled Southern California Edison publicly for the first time Friday on its proposal to restart part of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant.

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Cambria budget not hiking taxes

The Cambria County commissioners unveiled Friday what they called a realistic general fund budget for 2013 of $56.7 million, up only $500,000 from the revised budget they adopted in February. To keep property taxes from rising while paying for union raises that will cost $750,000 next year, the commissioners said wages of nonunion and management employees will be frozen.

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Conn. program for long-term jobless goes national

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Bridgeport program launched a year ago to put the long-term unemployed back to work is going national with $1.5 million in donations from the Walmart and Citigroup foundations.

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Uncertainty looms over aid for hospital

Lafourche’s portion of an aid package meant to spare massive layoffs at Houma’s Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center is far from guaranteed.

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Warrensburg's EnerSys lays off more than 100

Battery manufacturer EnerSys Energy Products confirmed Friday afternoon that it has laid off more than 100 employees at its Warrensburg facility.

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