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10:01 am
Fri May 29, 2009

More Tulsa Budget Woes

Tulsa, OK –

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Mayor Kathy Taylor is continuing to make cuts to the $578 million budget plan she has proposed to the city council.

Taylor's top administrators are telling councilors that city employees now could face up to eight furlough days, a number that started at four and then increased to six.

City Finance Director Mike Kier says eight furlough days would practically amount to a 3.1 percent salary reduction for each of Tulsa's 4,000 employees. It would save the city $5.2 million.

Kier says the city wants to be prepared for a worst-case scenario because of falling sales tax revenues.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com