Alcohol Tobacco Control to Lay Off Employees and Cut Budget

Posted on May 9, 2011 in Legislation, Local Issues

Louisiana ATC Comissioner, Troy Hebert has recently announced plans to reign in spending practices at his office.

Proposed initiatives include firing 6 employees (some are eligible for retirement and others are being offered lower paying positions) and reigning in pay practices.

Photo Courtesy of the Louisiana ATC

Among those slated to have their employment terminated is Brant Thompson, the son of a Louisiana state senator, who reportedly earns a $115,228 annual salary in an office which saw a $400,000 budget deficit last year.

Additionally, Hebert plans to cut the practice of paying employees during their commute to work and eliminating state vehicles for individuals who work in the office itself.

The proposed initiatives will be considered by the state civil service after a public comment period scheduled to end May 14.

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