Archive for September, 2013

Vestal supervisor unveils budget with tax and spending increases, but no layoffs

The 2014 tentative Vestal budget calls for spending and tax rate increases, while tapping into the… - 10:51 pm

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Pence pleads for end to medical device tax

Republican Gov. Mike Pence wrote a letter Monday urging members of the U.S. Senate to vote to repeal the medical device tax that is helping to finance Obamacare. But the Senate on Monday night voted not to repeal the tax, with all 54 Democrats voting to keep it.

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Exeter Hospital cuts 75 employees

EXETER — Exeter Hospital and its affiliate, Core Physicians, announced they have eliminated 28 full-time positions, cut the hours of 17 other staffers and are leaving 35 open positions unfilled in order to try to address an operating deficit of more than $15 million.

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Dyster to present city budget on Tuesday

Mayor Paul Dyster will present his proposed budget to the City Council on Tuesday.

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Union: Merck seeking job cuts

The job cuts are continuing at drugmaker Merck & Co., which has offered buyouts to experienced union workers a year earlier than it expected amid talk of more layoffs of management and salaried employees.

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National Guard bracing for sting of budget battle

State officials said Monday that the North Dakota National Guard is likely to bear the brunt of the looming government shutdown, but most agencies should be able to function normally if the budget battle in Congress is a short one.

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