Should layoffs and furloughs of state workers be part of the state’s budget planning for fiscal 2022?

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has so far resisted calls for layoffs of state employees amid the pandemic-induced economic crisis and has sought only limited use of furlough options. Raimondo has said she's concerned about the effects of adding people to the state's already burgeoning unemployment rolls. But critics have said that if the state truly…
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