Layoff notices go out

The back-and-forth between Tom Corbett and Dan Onorato over unemployment compensation may touch a bit closer to home for state workers tonight.

The state’s two largest public employee labor unions have received layoff notices informing them state workers will be let go in 30 days.

The Patriot-News has more details.

Governor Rendell has warned up to a thousand state employees may be let go due to department cuts in this year’s state budget. He says if Congress doesn’t approve $850 million in additional medical funding, that number could soar to 20,000.

An administration spokesman says “it could be several weeks” before more details about the layoffs are figured out.

About pubradiopolitics
Scott covers state government and politics for Pennsylvania's public radio stations, including WITF in Harrisburg, WHYY in Philadelphia and WDUQ in Pittsburgh.

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