Tag: NY Public Payroll Watch

Salaries of school superintendents in the Buffalo region have outpaced inflation during the past decade, according to the Buffalo News (). Pay for all but one school superintendent in Erie and Niagara counties outpaced inf Read More

Things got ugly in Buffalo where the teachers union faced a choice: protect jobs of younger teachers or safeguard an unusual perk--face lifts, breast enhancements and other cosmetic surgery--financed by Buffalo taxpayers. In the cold calculus of union leadership... Read More

Salaries of school superintendents in the Buffalo region have outpaced inflation during the past decade, according to the Buffalo News (here). Pay for all but one school superintendent in Erie and Niagara counties outpaced inflation, in most cases... Read More

If lawmakers reject a separate bill furloughing 100,000 state workers for one day during the week of May 10, Governor David Paterson is prepared to package the measure as part of a budget extender bill, forcing legislators to risk shutting down state... Read More

When freezing salaries for public employees has been proposed, critics said it couldn't be done. But an analysis of court decisions shows that the state Legislature has the power to freeze the salaries of all state, local and school district employees... Read More

Spiraling costs of employee benefits--as well as 4 percent pay raises--are squeezing the budgets of both New York State and New York City. According to the state Division of Budget (DOB), employee benefits (pensions, health insurance, federal payroll taxes... Read More

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a one-day furlough of state workers until he can hear arguments in two weeks. In doing so, however, he also referred to a pay freeze upheld in Buffalo. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Kahn also ruled... Read More

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