Fort Riley Looks Outside Gate For Budget Solutions

Posted 1 year ago

By Fred Gough

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FORT RILEY (AP) – Fort Riley officials are continuing to meet with state and local officials on ways to share resources and services in the wake of automatic federal budget cuts.

The military is expected to take a large proportion of the $85 billion in federal spending reductions through September.

Officials at the northeast Kansas post said Friday they’ve been working with local cities and counties to discuss how to cooperate and share resources.

About 2,700 civilian employees at Fort Riley could be furloughed one day a week without pay starting in April.

Officials acknowledge nearby communities are likely to feel the pinch with fewer dollars being spent in the local economy.