Harrisburg, September 17 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter has instructed the command staff of the city government to halt the implementation of Plan C following the Pennsylvania Senate’s approval of House Bill 1828. This afternoon the Pennsylvania Senate voted 32-17 to concur with House Bill 1828, sending the legislation to Governor Rendell for his signature.
Not all cities reported job losses last year there are 15 cities that reported job gains with Houston topping the list with a gain of 57,300 jobs.
Governor Rendell cancels the 3% and 2.25% raises that where due in July and next January.
Mayor Nutter visited a block captain’s house to discuss his upcoming budget plans. The residents at the meeting said they would rather pay higher taxes then have their city services cut.
In a recent poll 71% of respondents favor Mayor Nutter. The poll also unveiled that 81% understand the financial crisis the city is facing.
200,000 California State Employees are staying home today as the mandatory state furlough begins. The 2-day a month furlough is going to reduce the average state workers salary 9.2%.
The latest job losses are worst then the economist expected. They projected 524,000 job losses and The Labor Department on Friday released the job losses at 598,000.
Mayor Nutter turns to community donations to keep open 30 pools this summer. If he reaches his goal of $1.25 million by March 6 – 30 pools can stay opened six days a week.
The failing economy could effect parades across the United States this year into next year as funding grows tighter. Some annual parades that could be effected: The Macy’s Day Parade in New York City, the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif, and The Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
In the month of December unemployment rates climbed in 363 of 369 cities. Some 40 cities report jobless rates higher than 10%.