Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Feds to Maine: Reinstall labor mural or repay funding


Feds to Maine: Reinstall labor mural or repay funding - CNN.com

The federal government says it wants back money it provided to Maine if the state's governor does not reinstall a mural the funds helped pay for in its Department of Labor building.

"We understand ... the mural is no longer on display in your headquarters," Gay Gilbert, a senior U.S. Labor Department official, wrote in a letter this week to the Maine department. "Thus, it is no longer being used for an administrative purpose permitted by the Reed Act."

"Accordingly ... the state must ... return to its (Unemployment Trust Fund) account the amount of the Reed Act funds represented by the mural," the letter said.

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