New York Governor David Paterson is now talking about laying off thousands of state workers as part of a plan to balance the state budget. And he just brought some state workers' union leaders into the fold, by talking some serious smack on them.
State civil service unions are in court trying to block the day-a-week unpaid furloughs that Governor Paterson maneuvered the legislature into approving this week. The unions face an uphill battle, both in and out of court and you'd think that, given their heavy lift, they'd be trying to mak ... More >>
It's getting so you can't even make a bleeping joke in politics anymore. GOP House Whip Eric Cantor, angry about an ad from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees that unfavorably mentions him as an opponent of the stimulus, forwarded to a reporter at the liberal Talking P ... More >>
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