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Lawsuit says feds can’t force work during shutdown

WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest federal employee union says forcing some federal employees to work without pay during a government shutdown violates the U.S. Constitution. The American Federation of Government Employees has filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction to prevent ...

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As 1 Md. telework center closes, another opens

HAGERSTOWN — A government-funded telework center in Hagerstown is closing this month and will be replaced by another telework center run by a commercial finance company. The Hagerstown Telework Center has operated for the past 17 years using funds from ...

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Maryland House looking at expiration for tax credits

ANNAPOLIS — Lawmakers, dogged by year-after-year budget cuts, are considering slapping expiration dates on more than two dozen state tax credits, including a wide range of business incentives, as part of an effort to exert greater legislative oversight of the ...

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Bernanke not worried by higher gas prices

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke boldly predicted to Congress on Tuesday that rising oil prices will cause only a brief and modest rise in consumer inflation. If he’s wrong, as some lawmakers suggested to him, the risks are ...

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Bay advocates say they’re on the defensive

Just a few months ago, many Chesapeake Bay advocates were hopeful Congress would pass legislation that would strengthen federal authority over the bay cleanup and provide billions of dollars to control pollution from storm water and other sources of pollution. ...

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State’s municipalities hoping they can limp into better times

ACCIDENT — Smoke drifts lazily above the town hall in this tiny Western Maryland municipality while inside, city leaders warmed by a squat, wood-burning stove ponder how to squeeze a few more bucks out of the $124,000 budget. Sometimes fueled ...

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