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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lynch tells his side of union dispute to voters

The Union Leader runs an AP article reporting that Governor John Lynch is emailing New Hampshire voters about the layoffs he announced last week.
Gov. John Lynch has sent an electronic letter to New Hampshire voters explaining why he ordered roughly 250 layoffs last week after state workers rejected a furlough plan.

Lynch said that New Hampshire's economy is in better shape than some states, but state spending still had to be cut. He said the state budget required him to cut $25 million in labor costs. He said state workers got a 10 percent pay raise over two years and he asked them to give back part with 19 unpaid furlough days.

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