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Palazzo, Nunnelee held hard line; voted against shutdown resolution

October 17, 2013

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Mississippi Republican Reps. Steven Palazzo and Alan Nunnelee voted against a resolution last night that ended the 16-day partial government shutdown. Republican Rep. Gregg Harper and Democrat Bennie Thompson and U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both Republicans, voted for the resolution. Palazzo says the resolution did nothing to address health care overhaul and […]

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Federal shutdown ends! Workers begin returning to jobs, sites reopen

October 17, 2013

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Barriers went down at National Park Service sites and thousands of furloughed federal workers began returning to work across the country today after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown. The Office of Personnel Management announced that workers should return to work on their next regularly scheduled work day — today […]

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City’s hopes dimmed for Rosalie work due to federal shutdown

October 16, 2013

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The city of Natchez was hoping renovations to historic Fort Rosalie might be completed before its tricentennial celebration. But the federal shutdown might put an end to that plan. The National Park Service has stopped work at Fort Rosalie. The work was scheduled to be finished by mid-December; however, the shutdown might force the completion […]

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Tropical Storm Karen has FEMA workers un-furloughed

October 3, 2013

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Even a federal shutdown has to yield to a potential hurricane. Some workers who were furloughed due to the federal government shutdown are being called back to work as Tropical Storm Karen churns in the Gulf of Mexico. White House spokesman Jay Carney says President Barack Obama is being updated about the storm. He says […]

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Federal shutdown could erase nearly 1 in 5 Mississippi paychecks

October 1, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – The state’s Gross Domestic Product could sustain a severe blow should the federal government shutdown go on for an extended time. Paychecks earned by federal workers made up 18.1 percent of Mississippi’s GDP in 2012, accordiong to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Magnolia State also has the fourth highest percentage – […]

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