Thursday, April 7, 2011
Who and what would be directly affected by a government shutdown.
There are just hours left until the federal budget deadline. At this point it is unclear whether Democrats and Republicans will be able to reach a deal. According to CBS News, government officials are meeting at the White House today, April 7, trying to hammer out a deal. However, with little time left and fiery disagreement between parties, a government shutdown is not out of the question. Government agencies are preparing to shutdown for the first time in 15 years. Many services will be suspended, impacting citizens across the country. Here is a look of what would be impacted if Congress can't strike a deal in time. This report was complied with information from CBS news.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
School budget approved by the committee with a 2.14 percent increase, the lowest percent increase in almost a decade.
The Foxborough School Committee approved the fiscal year 2012 budget unanimously last night. The budget itself had an increase of $577,351, raising the total school budget to approximately $27.5 million, with no change in level services. The budget, if approved at the May own meeting, will be enacted July 1 of this year. The low increase is prompted by the facts that there will be no salary increases included in the budget due to cost of living adjustments and that there will not be any staff additions this year. Superintendent Christopher Martes said that the COLA adjustment for 2012 will be offset by outside resources, and not paid for by the town. “The budget that we’re putting forward has the smallest year-to-year percentage increase …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
A balanced budget top priority for Kevin Paicos.
Foxborough’s Town Manager Kevin Paicos discussed his plans for balancing the town budget, the ongoing renovation projects in town and some thoughts on time he served in Afghanistan in Foxborough Patch's Q & A session. Prior to working in Foxborough, you held town administrator positions in Easton and Hingham. How do you enjoy working in Foxborough? It is fantastic. Foxborough is full of wonderful people. My staff is just the best and the department heads are extremely well qualified people. It seems that there is never enough hours in a day. You know you like your job when you leave for the day with still so many things on your plate and you think to yourself, “where did the time go?” I am absolutely loving my time here. I can see …