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    Despite anger, school budget is passed
    A combative and angry school board was able to finally close the budget gap that had plagued them for months tonight, the members making sure as they left the meeting tolet everyone know that things weren't over yet.The budget cuts were deep...
  • 'No silver bullet' for Social Security shortfall
    ‘No silver bullet’ for Social Security shortfall
    At least one think tank says “there is no silver bullet” for the Social Security shortfall predicted yesterday by a report of the program’s trustees.The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College released a briefing paper...
  • classroom
    School budget task force questioned on commitment
    The Richmond school budget task force held another public hearing last night that brought out over 60 people, several of them former school board members.Although lasing only 45 or so minutes, there was still time for 11 people to speak their...
  • Massey Energy reports production shortfall of 1.2 million tons in 1st quarter
    Massey Energy reports production shortfall of 1.2 million tons in 1st quarter
    According to Massey Energy Co. officials the departure of miners for rival Appalachian coal companies contributed to a production shortfall of 1.2 million tons in the first quarter.Massey states that the turnover hit nearly 19 percent in January....
  • Budget
    Threats to school budgets a lesson in hypocrisy
    Governor-elect Susana Martinez says she won't cut public education funding. That promise was a huge part of her campaign, but can she keep it? APS is facing a possible $64 million shortfall, and there is nowhere near that amount of money left...
  • City Hall
    Indiana's Senator Lugar backs Huntington's Mayor Updike
    As reported here, Huntington Indiana has the ability to open a closed fire station and bring back to work 6 laid off fire fighters. The fire fighters were laid off last year because of a major budget shortfall for the city. This closed the east...
  • Terry Abbett
    Former Huntington Indiana Mayor wants job back
    Former Huntington mayor, Terry Abbett, wants his old job back. In an interview with a local television station http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/news/local/95361894.htmlMr. Abbett said that he has looked at the city's finances and knows where...
  • Huntington, Indiana City Building
    Huntington mayor may pull away from firefighter grant
    Huntington Indiana's Mayor Steve Updike, may refuse a grant that was issued to place 6 laid off firefighters back on the job. Updike laid off 6 firefighters last fall because of a city financial shortfall. The lay offs were part of a city wide...
  • Huntington City Building
    Huntington Common Council passes service fee
    Last year, Huntington Indiana's Mayor Steve Updike started laying off workers and this year changed trash pick up to bi weekly because of a budget shortfall. He then went on to propose a service fee for the citizens of Huntington. He has since...