Spirit AeroSystems says it is laying off about 360 employees at its Kansas and Oklahoma facilities.
The Wichita-based aircraft parts maker announced the move Thursday, a day after union officials disclosed company preparations for the anticipated layoffs. The move affects salaried support staff and management employees.
More than 10,000 individual tornado shelters have been built in Oklahoma since 1999 with the help of a state rebate program that provides up to $2,000 toward the cost of installing safe rooms in homes or underground.
So it seems the state is doing a lot to make taking shelter simpler and more affordable.
Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma has joined four other Republican senators in offering a bill intended to reduce government-sponsored conferences.
The bill would reduce travel expenses and reduce overall spending on the conferences.
Among other things, the bill prohibits agencies from paying travel expenses for more than 50 employees for any conference outside the United States unless the US Secretary of State certifies that the conference is in the national interest. It would also prohibit an agency from spending more than $500,000 on any single conference.