This from our neighbors in New Hampshire.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch has told his department
heads to make plans for the state to lay off 750 workers beginning in September.
Lynch said the State Employees Association, which represents most of the
state’s 11,500 workers, has not agreed to a furlough plan to avoid layoffs.
Lynch said he agreed to limit layoffs to those already planned in the state
budget. He said that means if revenues continue dropping he won’t lay off
workers to save money.
Lynch said he also agreed to shut some state offices on selected days for
some of the furlough days. Negotiators meet Thursday, but Lynch said the
state can’t wait to make plans for layoffs
- Terri Hallenbeck
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