Senate bill would slash state workforce
By Don Davis
State Capitol Bureau
ST. PAUL -- Many state agencies would sustain budget cuts of up to 20 percent under a Senate-passed bill, which eliminates 15 percent of state workers and freezes wages for those remaining on the payroll.
Surviving state workers would be required to pay more for their health insurance and they would lost their right to use unions to bargain.
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