Officials: No furloughs for Mount Laurel workers

April 14, 2009 3:43:45 AM PDT
Township officials say Mount Laurel employees will not be forced to take unpaid time off this year, but say layoffs could be an option if significant cuts aren't made to the town budget. Mayor Jim Keenan said Monday the furloughs could have saved an estimated $475,000, but weren't cost-effective.

Officials say the township still faces financial trouble and cuts must be made across the board, or residents could face a tax increase of 6.6 cents over 2008 - the maximum increase allowed by the state.

The township employs almost 200 people.

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Information from: Courier-Post, http://www.courierpostonline.com/

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