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Michigan Braces Itself

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state of Michigan is preparing for millions of dollars in cuts expected because of the automatic reduction in the federal budget.

The Detroit Free Press reports the Office of the State Employer sent notices earlier this month to department and agency directors, and the unions representing state employees, letting them know that layoffs may be a consequence of the federal cuts.

A letter to unions says layoffs, if they if they happen, would begin sometime after April 8.

The state is required to send such notices to union leadership 30 days before any layoff occurs. The Department of Technology, Management and Budget says no layoff letters will be sent to individual employees until the departments develop their plans by month's end.


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