Tag Archives: Federal Government

Oregon Legislators Look For Ways To Help Federal Workers

State leaders say they’re looking for ways to help federal workers, both those on furlough and others who are being required to work for no pay. Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, said Friday that it’s unfair that only federal workers who are furloughed without pay are able to apply for unemployment benefits. Source: Oregon Legislators Look […]
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Local transit funding hit hard by government shutdown

The Sunset Empire Transportation District is missing more than half of its operational funding because of the government shutdown and could soon have to look at cutbacks. Jeff Hazen, the transportation district’s director, said the agency receives about 56 percent of operational money through reimbursements from Federal Transit Administration grants, amounting to about $143,000 per […]
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Government shutdown may play a role in firefighting efforts this year

Some fire agencies in the U.S. may or may not be affected by the government shutdown for this year’s fire season. Resources can affect training efforts and even the hiring of new fire fighters, but the Oregon Department of Forestry says for this time of year, so far so good. Source: Government shutdown may play […]
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Oregon food banks facing ‘9.0 earthquake catastrophe’

Government shutdown affecting food banks around the state. The partial shutdown of the federal government is causing collateral damage, said the CEO of the Oregon Food Bank, because 10,000 federal employees in the state who never needed a food bank do now. Source: Oregon food banks facing ‘9.0 earthquake catastrophe’

One Solution to the Shutdown? Give More Power to the States.

State Library Ed. Note: Gov. Gary Herbert of Utah mentions Oregon’s state Medicaid program establishing Coordinated Care Organizations in story. The increasing frequency of federal shutdowns tells us that the problem is deeper than a disagreement over immigration or health care or the debt ceiling. Federal shutdowns, like the one we are currently dealing with, […]
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The shutdown is breaking government websites, one by one

Over 130 Web security certificates belonging to federal agencies have now expired, making it harder to access online services, researchers say. As the government shutdown drags on, a rising number of federal websites are falling into disrepair — making it harder for Americans to access online services and needlessly undermining their faith in the Internet’s […]
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Shutdown Takes Numerous Government Digital Services Offline

It’s also left some websites vulnerable to cyber threats. Numerous federal websites, digital processes and data streams are down as a result of what has become the longest government shutdown in history. Now in its 26th day, the shutdown is limiting agencies’ ability to conduct the day-to-day operations needed to maintain their online systems. Digital […]
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Trump administration calling nearly 50,000 back to work, unpaid, as shutdown drags on 

Rank-and-file Democrats rejected the president’s invitation to talks at the White House, remaining unified in opposition to a border wall. The Trump administration on Tuesday said it has called back tens of thousands of federal workers to fulfill key government tasks, including disbursing tax refunds, overseeing flight safety and inspecting the nation’s food and drug […]
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Shutdown’s Economic Damage Starts to Pile Up, Threatening an End to Growth

The partial government shutdown is inflicting far greater damage on the United States economy than previously estimated, the White House acknowledged on Tuesday, as President Trump’s economists doubled projections of how much economic growth is being lost each week the standoff with Democrats continues.

Government Shutdown Shakes Stability of Jobs That Are Often the Best Around 

Verla Bloomfield has the kind of workplace that seems plucked from a different era. She has a pension, a union, several weeks of vacation and a paycheck that has nearly doubled in 14 years. Her employer? The United States government.