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State Workers Worried

January 27th, 2010 by flanews

Some state workers could lose their jobs or see pay reductions as lawmakers look to fill a three billion dollar budget hole.

There are 150-thousand state workers in Florida costing taxpayers more than seven billion dollars in salaries and benefits. Senate President Jeff Atwater says the layoffs have to be part of the budget balancing conversation this year.

I dont believe we could get through at this early stage of assessing where we will go in the budget that there will no be further reduction in state spending that could impact our work force or salaries, I think that would be a very difficult commitment to make, said Atwater

State workers beat a two percent pay cut last year and have gone without pay raises for the past four years.

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