IS THE SHIP SINKING WHILE THE FOOLS ARE PARTYING?????
New York Gov. David Paterson has delayed pay raises for 130,000 state workers, citing the state’s financial problems.
The 4 percent pay boost took effect April 1, adding about $480 million to the state’s payroll costs. The raises were scheduled to appear in paychecks for state workers later this month, beginning April 22.
On Thursday, Paterson said he will not include money for the raises in the next round of emergency spending bills that legislators will have to approve to keep the state running, since there is no budget in place.
“The delay is because we don’t have the resources to pay them right now,” Paterson said. “We are doing everything we can to keep the ship afloat.”
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INTERESTING TIMES..........NOW THE QUESTION IS TIME RUNNING OUT???