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Raises justified, but unaffordable

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While most workers — union or nonunion — can appreciate the effort by Schenectady General Services Commissioner Carl Olsen to reward his supervisory staff with raises, city taxpayers would probably award more points to Deborah DeGenova, the city’s new finance commissioner, for pointing out the obvious about Olsen’s proposal: Not only can’t the city afford it, the timing isn’t right and it would be unfair to other workers. The issue isn’t whether Olsen’s people deserve ...

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