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Marylanders brace for possible U.S. government shutdown

Marylanders brace for possible U.S. government shutdown

Rino Imperiale has a message for Washington as the possibility looms of a second government shutdown in two years. "Time to be adults," he said. "Time to find solutions. Time to stop the bickering. Time to do what's best for the country." Imperiale, a retired naval officer who works at Aberdeen Proving Ground, is one of Maryland's nearly 300,000 civilian federal employees. They make up 10 percent of the state workforce. And as Congress and the White House charge toward a repeat of the 2013 budget stalemate that led to a partial government shutdown, many face the possibility of furloughs and missed paychecks. Despite promises that it wouldn't come to...

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