Sunday, October 11, 2009

More state layoffs coming

The Douglas administration will lay off 37 state workers in the next round of budget cuts. It's likely that even more spending cuts are on the horizon. Economic advisers will meet with the administration next month and could forecast further revenue declines. Besides the job cuts announced Friday, the administration said it would use a $1.7 million surplus in the state's health insurance program created by workers who used less health coverage than expected. State managers have been ordered to cut $1 million by delaying hiring for vacant positions.