Is Governor David Paterson ready to consider a wage freeze? Based on what he told reporters Sunday, the answer may be yes.
The governor was asked to comment on the idea as presented in an op-ed by John Faso, the 2006 gubernatorial candidate.
“I’ll probably give him a ring and ask for more detail,” Paterson
School districts, local governments and the state itself could save billions of dollars if the Legislature declared a “fiscal emergency” and froze public employee wages, Faso
in an op-ed in Sunday’s wrote Times Union.
E.J. McMahon of the Empire Center proposed a statewide wage freeze in early November (
). He noted Federal courts twice have upheld state-mandated wage freezes. here
Originally Published: NY Public Payroll Watch
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