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Legislators critical of layoffs

Paterson’s plan would likely have ripple effect locally

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If Gov. David Paterson eliminates nearly 9,000 state worker jobs — 4 percent of the state work force — to close a 2009-10 budget gap, the Capital Region will be hit hard. Nobody is saying yet where layoffs would occur, but there are more than 50,000 state workers in and around Albany — about 30 percent of the total state work force. And they live in communities throughout the Capital Region. Not surprisingly, local state ...

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March 26, 2009
11:17 a.m.

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Gov. David Paterson’s approved huge pay raises and promotions for his direct staff who already earned ridiculously huge salaries. The hard working State employees who struggle to support there families he wants to take away 3% negotiated cost of living raise and 5 days pay, these hard working employees also can not get promoted under his State hiring freeze.
Where is the so called shared sacrifice here?