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Winning the Compromise

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Hopefully this is the last column in which we talk about budget showdowns and shut downs for a while.  Perhaps you’ve enjoyed them.  Frankly, they’ve been easy for me because I can almost cut and paste the last one.  We’ve been in this cycle for a while.  And provided the Senate votes to approve [...]

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Isakson Urges Congress to Adopt Biennial Budgeting System as Part of a Deal to End Government Shutdown

By   /  October 7, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

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Tweet Isakson Says His Bipartisan ‘Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act’ Would Prevent Last-Minute Continuing Resolutions, Bring ‘Discipline’ and ‘Responsibility’ Back to Congress WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today on the Senate floor urged Congress to adopt a biennial budgeting system as part of any deal to end the current government shutdown. Isakson argued [...]

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Feds’ advice to furloughed workers: Do stuff we couldn’t do

By   /  March 12, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Few are noticing the pinch of the sequester, though we’ve been told it is coming.  Civil Service employees at MCLB Albany have been told to lose somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 percent of their income as a result of sequestration.  This isn’t unique to Albany either, but rolls across the entire Department of [...]

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