Proposed Metro budget cuts jobs


Metro’s proposed $389 million 2011-12 budget cuts $40 million and seven jobs.

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Metro’s proposed $389 million 2011-12 budget cuts $40 million and seven jobs.

The budget was given to the Metro Council Thursday, April 7. Among other things, it freezes the pay of senior managers for the second time in three years, increases contributions of non-union employees for health insurance premiums and requires all non-union employees hired on or after July 1 to contribute 6 percent of their salaries to the Public Employee Retirement System.

“Metro is not immune from the recession,” said Dan Cooper, Metro’s acting chief operating officer. “The proposed budget keeps our focus on strategic projects that will improve our region’s economy and quality of life for years to come.”

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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