Archive for May, 2011

Layoff Notices Out Wednesday, Preparing for Possible Shutdown

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The state of Minnesota is sending layoff notices to an initial group of about 800 employees in preparation for a possible government shutdown on July 1.

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As shutdown looms, state layoff notices on their way

About 800 Minnesota state troopers, conservation officers, prison guards and other state law enforcement personnel will start receiving “pink slips” today notifying them they will be laid off July 1 if Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature fail to negotiate a budget agreement by then.

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Alternative to police layoffs suggested

Union believes early retirements, continued crackdown on overtime could provide needed savings

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Associated Press The Associated Press About 800 Minnesota state employees will start getting layoff notices this week as Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration prepares for a possible government shutdown on July 1, officials said Tuesday. The Minnesota Management and Budget office said State Patrol troopers, Department of Natural Resources conservation officers and licensed officers of the Bureau …

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Decline in detainee numbers results in layoffs at ICE facility in Raymondville

RAYMONDVILLE — Layoffs of 120 Management and Training Corp. employees Friday at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention camp here will hurt Willacy County’s struggling economy, but a proposal in the works could result in an…

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Crime spikes in cities with police layoffs

As Toronto considers handing 500 officers pink slips, American cities that have went that route grapple with climbing crime rates.

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