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STATE POLICE-CUTBACKS
(2007-03-15)
(wgvu) - THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE SAYS 29 TROOPERS
AND TWO CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED THEY WILL BE LAID OFF
NEXT MONTH.
STATE POLICE SPOKESWOMAN SHANON AKANS SAYS THE LAYOFF NOTICES
WERE ISSUED MONDAY. SHE SAYS ANOTHER 87 EMPLOYEES WERE TOLD
YESTERDAY THAT THEY COULD BE DEMOTED, DROPPED TO A LOWER PAY RATE
OR ASSIGNED TO A NEW POST.
THE MOVES ARE MEANT TO ELIMINATE A $13.6 MILLION-DOLLAR CURRENT-YEAR DEFICIT IN THE STATE POLICE BUDGET.
ALSO ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK IS A 50-RECRUIT TROOPER TRAINING SCHOOL
THAT WAS TO OPEN IN AUGUST.
AKANS SAYS THE DEPARTMENT HAS LAID OFF EMPLOYEES ONLY ONCE
BEFORE, IN 1980.
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