The Quinnipiac University Poll out Thursday finds 53 percent of voters surveyed support layoffs, 63 percent support furloughs and 78 percent support wage freezes.
Trenton’s mayor has canceled plans to lay off 255 city workers, including 111 police positions and 61 firefighters.
New Jersey plans to reduce the state public employee workforce by 1,200 jobs through layoffs and attrition early next year.
Police and firefighter unions in New Jersey’s largest city have filed a lawsuit to try to stop Newark Mayor Cory Booker from imposing layoffs in two weeks.
The layoffs could go into effect as early as this November.
Gov. David Paterson said plans are in the works to eliminate 2,000 jobs.
Paterson has warned for months that deficits continue to mount in the state and layoffs would be likely by the end of the calendar year.
Over 300 doctors and nurses at Coney Island Hopsital have signed a petition to bring back a 68-year-old cancer surgeon who was laid off earlier this month due to budget cuts.
It’s an unlucky Friday the 13th for nearly 200 MTA workers who were laid off Friday as the agency tightens its budget belt and forced to hand everything back: badges, uniforms, and jobs.
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