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July 3, 2013

NJN/a.m. for Wednesday, July 3, 2013

NORTH JEFFERSON — Happy Wednesday to you.

Be ready for more scattered thunderstorms this afternoon as well as tomorrow for the Fourth of July. Today’s high is 80 degrees and the low tonight is 71.

Obamacare: The Treasury Department announced a one-year delay in the requirement for employers to provide health insurance for their workers. The White House is reworking the insurance mandate. Formerly, businesses with more than 50 employees would have been required to provide health insurance for their workers or pay fines of up to $3,000 per employee. The deadline has been moved to 2015.

Locally: The Morris City Council voted this week to cut employees’ pay in order to help make up for a $50,000 deficit on the city’s books. The cuts affect workers in the police department, city hall, street department and senior center.

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