NM agencies dodge furloughs in cutting budgets (4:55 p.m.)

No state workers will be furloughed or laid off because of a new round of spending cuts to balance New Mexico's budget, Gov. Full Story
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Las Cruces, NM

#1 Sep 1, 2010
Governor, can we get some solar panels for the new Convention Center here in Las Cruces? If they heat their own water and pay their own light bill, we could save a bundle.
Las Cruces Taxpayer Says

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Sep 1, 2010
If the Richardson had a heart he would furlough himself for two days per month that would save a total of $8500 per month.
MesillaDidIt

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Sep 1, 2010
Furloughs aren't a bad idea.

Employees can be given a choice: "Cut your hours and keep your job"........OR.......... stand in the unemployment line HOPING that your benefits will keep you afloat until you find a new job. Given the fact the Federal and State Govt are short on funds, I think it would be a NO-BRAINER.

People who are self-employed don't enjoy such an option in this economy.

The bottom line is that EVERYONE is faced with a "New Reality", and we ALL need to keep the "Cattle-Prod" on the butts of our political representatives.
Slambo

United States

#4 Sep 3, 2010
Did anyone notice that state services did not degrade at all as a result of furloughs this year?
Las Cruces Tax Payer Says

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Sep 3, 2010
MesillaDidIt wrote:
Furloughs aren't a bad idea.
Employees can be given a choice: "Cut your hours and keep your job"........OR.......... stand in the unemployment line HOPING that your benefits will keep you afloat until you find a new job. Given the fact the Federal and State Govt are short on funds, I think it would be a NO-BRAINER.
People who are self-employed don't enjoy such an option in this economy.
The bottom line is that EVERYONE is faced with a "New Reality", and we ALL need to keep the "Cattle-Prod" on the butts of our political representatives.
You make A very Excellent point! You highly intelligent human representative of humanity

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