Paterson Will Put Furlough in Next Budget Extender

By JIMMY VIELKIND in Capital Confidential blog.
First published in print:Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Gov. David Paterson just said he will include a provision for a one-day-a-week furlough in the budget extender he submits later this week to state legislators.

Paterson made the commitment at a luncheon sponsored by DC37, the union representing municipal workers in New York City. Paterson said the furlough will not apply to management-confidential employees, who have had scheduled raises withheld in the past two years.

Paterson has been threatening a furlough since last month, as the state has lumbered along without a complete spending plan in place. Legislators are instead passing emergency appropriations bills ā€” which Paterson has unilateral power to draft and submit ā€” to support government in a bare-bones form.

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