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Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to slash $12 billion from the future pension benefits of current public employees is dead in the Republican-controlled state Senate after a key committee voted unanimously Wednesday to strip it from legislation. Instead,...
firstname.lastname@example.orgAfter several years of frozen wages, 135 full-time, nonunion city employees will receive a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment in the upcoming fiscal year thanks to a 3-1 vote Tuesday night by the Hagerstown City Council. The total cost of the COLA will...
Raychel@herald-mail.comHagerstown officials confirmed this week that the city’s existing contract with hundreds of city workers has been extended for six months. The current labor contract had been set to expire June 30, which could have left city workers in four...
email@example.comHagerstown City Council members passed a $133.1 million budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year Tuesday night, but not without a lot of wrangling. Among the items discussed were financial issues facing the city and whether enough is being done for city...
The massive federal budget cuts commonly referred to as the sequester will be felt nationwide and will lead to furloughs at places such as Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., while the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., is facing layoffs,...
Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget office indicated Monday that the governor might attempt to reduce the pensions of current public employees, a politically volatile and legally questionable solution to what has become a $41 billion unfunded liability. In a...
The TV ads aired so far in the West Virginia’s governor’s race have one thing in common: President Obama. The Republican Governors Association continues the trend with its new spot attacking the Democratic incumbent, Gov. Earl Ray Tombin. The...
“I want to know how everyone else in Smithsburg has to follow the rules, and a councilman on West Water Street does not. A jungle of plants almost completely surround and hide a fire hydrant, and obstruct the sidewalk. Everyone else gets citations...
firstname.lastname@example.orgPeter “Pete” Loewenheim doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about. As Washington County Communications maintenance manager since 1986, Loewenheim said he and the three technicians on his staff are just doing their jobs. When he...
email@example.comMore than 250 people descended on the Washington County One Stop Job Center in Hagerstown Thursday to fill out applications and drop off resumes, trying to match their skills to the needs of prospective employers. "The turnout has been incredible so...
firstname.lastname@example.orgSmall whistles can make big noises. They sound the alarm on conduct of illegality, fraud, waste or abuse. They can challenge power. And they can prevent future debacles. Many government workers feel they are doing their patriotic duty by bringing...
A Middletown, Md., native who said she is interested in finding new Maryland Symphony Orchestra fans from a variety of age groups, economic backgrounds and regions has been hired as the organization’s new executive director, MSO officials said...
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