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Missouri Cuts State Park Jobs

Jefferson City, MO – More than 100 jobs are being cut from the Missouri Division of State Parks, due to the ongoing decline in tax revenues.

The job cuts will range from administrative positions in Jefferson City to jobs at various state parks, according to Travis Ford with the Department of Natural Resources:

Travis Ford: "There are a lot of details that still have to be worked out on exactly who is affected, how many vacant positions are being eliminated, versus positions that are occupied by full-time and part-time employees."

Ford says it'll be about three weeks before it is known how many of the job cuts will involve actual layoffs. He adds that the cuts are expected to save the park system about $3.5 million this fiscal year, and more than $6 million per year thereafter.

Marshall Griffin is the Statehouse reporter for St. Louis Public Radio.
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