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Pa. laying off 255 state employees, as governor presses case for higher spending, Philly aid

Source: Posted By: Zarah Owens..4096 days ago

Pennsylvania officials began notifying more than 250 state employees Monday that they are losing their jobs, as a stubborn budget stalemate driven by the recession and partisanship threatened to exact a higher toll.

The layoffs are fallout from a multibillion-dollar deficit that has prevented passage of a complete budget more than six weeks into the new fiscal year. In the meantime, the state government is running on a bare-bones budget approved last week that excludes funds for many social services,....

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