Under growing pressure, the Obama administration signaled Wednesday it might accept legislation eliminating Federal Aviation Administration furloughs blamed for lengthy delays affecting airline passengers, while leaving the rest of $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts in place.
Attorney General Eric Holder says he has averted daily furloughs of 3,570 federal prison staffers around the country, moving $150 million from other Justice Department accounts to stave off a serious threat to the lives and safety of correctional staff, inmates and the public.
Several of the elected officials in Stearns County are stepping up and staying home in the spirit of shared sacrifice with county employees. All of the county’s 850 employees are required to take a day of unpaid leave this year to help balance the budget, but that doesn’t apply to the county’s nine elected officials.
A company that owns newspapers in Minnesota and Wisconsin has announced it will furlough employees between now and the end of June. The Superior Publishing Group will furlough hourly employees for two days and salaried employees for one week. About half of Superior’s 250 employees in the region will be affected.
BNSF Railway says about two dozen workers in North Dakota will be furloughed because of an economic downturn that has reduced rail traffic.
January 23, 2009
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