Attorney General Conway warns of job losses
Attorney General Jack Conway is warning that additional state budget cuts could lead to more job losses in his office.
Conway told a legislative subcommittee on Monday that employment in his office had fallen to about 200 employees, down from 250.
Budget Director Mary Lassiter sent a letter to state agencies on Friday, telling them to brace for additional six percent budget cuts as a result of a $161 million revenue shortfall.
Conway said the impacts of the cuts would be widespread, potentially forcing the discontinuation of grants to local prosecutors to help pay the wages of advocates who work with crime victims.