Archive for November, 2009

Layoffs, new tax on the table in Arlington Heights (Daily Herald)

Higher taxes, program eliminations and layoffs loom in Arlington Heights. Meeting as a committee, the village board expressed support Monday for a new, 3 percent tax on electric and natural gas usage as well as a property tax increase of 5.74 percent in the fiscal year that begins in May.

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Decatur council discusses tax increase; layoffs look inevitable (Herald & Review)

DECATUR - Layoffs within city government seem inevitable, butthe particulars are up in the air as the Decatur City Council wentover a range of options Monday night to try to plug a hole in itsbudget.

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Culver praises unions’ decision to take unpaid days, avoid layoff (The Globe Gazette)

By Charlotte Eby Des Moines Bureau DES MOINES — Gov. Chet Culver on Monday praised the decision of two unions representing state workers which voted to take five unpaid days off to avoid the layoff of nearly 600 workers this year.

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Insurance subsidy’s end strains incomes (The Wichita Eagle)

Keeping health insurance after a layoff without government assistance would eat up 72 cents of every dollar of unemployment benefits for average Kansas workers and their families.

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Reading says at least 15 more layoffs likely, but number could jump to 37 (Reading Eagle)

Fifteen more layoffs of city workers now seem likely, but it could be 37 more if city unions reject a last concession, administration officials said Monday.

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Local business owner urges residents to switch phone carrier in protest of recent layoffs (The News)

WESTVILLE – A Westville businessman is issuing a challenge to fellow citizens to switch their telephone service, in the wake of layoffs that moved nearly 50 jobs away from Pictou County.

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