PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine Public Broadcasting Network says it's laying off 10 employees because of funding reductions and lower public donations.
CEO and President Mark Volgelzang says $260,000 in mandated federal budget cuts along with state budget cuts and lower-than-expected donations are to blame.
Most of the layoffs will be drawn from a video production unit. The weekly news show "Maine Watch" will be on hiatus through the spring and summer.
MPBN is the latest agency in Maine to feel the sting from $85 billion in mandated federal budget cuts known as "sequestration."
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