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As Aberdeen prepares FY14 budget, fiscal issues loom beyond city's control
As Aberdeen prepares FY14 budget, fiscal issues loom beyond city's control

Aberdeen City Manager Doug Miller, who is in the early stages of putting together the city's budget for the 2014 fiscal year, told the mayor and city council members last week that he expects most of city's revenue sources to be stable. He did, however, have a few words of caution. "The big gorilla in the room will be [local] income tax," he said during a city council work session Feb. 4. Miller focused on city residents who are federal employees at Aberdeen Proving Ground. They and other federal workers could face unpaid furloughs of up to 30 days if President Barack Obama and Congress cannot put together either a temporary or permanent spending package by...

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