Weather Service Needs $36M to Avoid Furloughs

5K employees could be put on leave for 13 days this summer

By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 8, 2012 4:51 PM CDT

(Newser) – The National Weather service plans to furlough as many as 5,000 employees for 13 days between July and September if a $36 million hole in its budget is not filled. The Weather Service is asking Congress for the money, asserting that the unpaid leave...   Read full story »


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