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Local fight to save VCC jobs under way

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

Shortly after the state’s top legislators worked with Gov. Pat Quinn on hammering out a new state budget, local legislators had no new information about proposed layoffs at Vandalia Correctional Center.

State Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) and state Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Highland) were among those attending a meeting last Thursday that was set up by Vandalia officials to develop a plan to fend off the proposed layoffs.

After lawmakers continued their opposition to tax increases, Quinn said the state would begin the process of laying off 2,600 state employees.


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