Skip to comments.(Wilkes-Barre PA Mayor) Leighton: Layoffs may be announced today
Posted on 11/16/2012 6:34:07 AM PST by P.O.E.
Today could be the day.
Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton said layoffs for city employees will "most likely" be announced today.
The mayor said his staff continued "crunching numbers" throughout Thursday to determine how many furloughs were necessary to plug a budget shortfall. He would not provide an estimate of how many jobs are in jeopardy or what departments would be affected.
"Right now, there's not much to tell you," Leighton said outside City Hall on Thursday. "We have an idea, but I don't have a number."
Officials said the city is facing a estimated $2 million budget deficit, caused by an outstanding payment in taxes by former collector Centax and an overall shortfall in projected revenue amid the bleak economy.
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Good thing Obama has a war on coal, domestic drilling, etc. /s
I say cut everybody’s salaries and keep people working, it is less destructive
I say follow the Hostess Bakery model and just shut down unproductive cities, businesses, etc.
I can live with that—bye bye Washington DC, you are unproductive
I say cut everybodys salaries and keep people working, it is less destructive.
Yeah, we would never want any cutbacks in government. That would be unAmerican. Government can only grow.
Now that Obi has pretty much killed coal, and will restrict fracking, I see little hope of recovery for this area...