Mayor Lightfoot considering job cuts to balance budget

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot is considering cutting city jobs in an effort to fill the massive $1.2 billion budget deficit.

The mayor is calling her plan the “pandemic budget” and says this could be the toughest vote city council may have to take.

The Chicago Tribune reports the city is considering a mix of layoffs and furloughs to cut costs by up to $200 million.

Lightfoot has said “all

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Dahlkemper cuts costs, taps fund balance to keep taxes flat in 2021

Matthew Rink
| Erie Times-News

The COVID-19 pandemic and decreased revenues helped blow open a nearly $8 million hole in Erie County’s coffers, which County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper proposes to offset by cutting costs by more than $4 million and tapping the fund balance for $3.7 million in her 2021 budget.

For property owners, it means their property tax rate would stay flat for the second straight year. Dahlkemper, however,

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New Work From Hyatt Package Encourages Work-Life Balance

Hyatt announced its new Work from Hyatt package which offers extended stays to allow families, couples and single guests to work from one of its participating Hyatt resorts.

a pool next to a palm tree in front of a body of water: Hyatt Ziva Cancun

© Eric Bowman
Hyatt Ziva Cancun

The package starts at $139 per night for at least a seven-night stay. The package includes offers for upgrades and added workspaces, a daily food and beverage credit, complimentary or discounted laundry services, free Wi-Fi, waived

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