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shutdown http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2309/all en Editorial: How essential is government? http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310editorial-how-essential-government <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> Ever think the federal government shutdown won&rsquo;t matter to you, your neighbors or the state? Consider some of the statewide effects:</p> <p> &bull; About 4,200 federal employees work in Vermont; of those it&rsquo;s estimated about 1,000 are subject to furlough &mdash; meaning they are laid off without pay.</p> <p> &bull; Of the 1,000 National Guard members in Vermont, about 450 are now on furlough.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19232">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310editorial-how-essential-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Congress editorial shutdown Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:58:09 +0000 Zach Despart 19232 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: Shutdown puts GOP at risk http://www.addisonindependent.com/201309editorial-shutdown-puts-gop-risk <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">Here&rsquo;s a quick recap of the looming federal government shutdown and why it&rsquo;s unique.</span></p> <p> At midnight Monday, Oct. 1, non-essential parts of the U.S. government will be shut down. Of the nation&rsquo;s two million federal workers, about 40 percent&nbsp; (800,000) will be furloughed for an unknown amount of time. About 1.4 million active duty military personnel will remain on the job, but most civilians working in the Defense Department face furloughs.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19187">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201309editorial-shutdown-puts-gop-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial GOP shutdown Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:22:15 +0000 Zach Despart 19187 at http://www.addisonindependent.com