Governors put state jobs on the chopping block
January 27th, 2011
08:04 AM ET
3 years ago

Governors put state jobs on the chopping block

New York (CNNMoney) - There will be lots more state workers joining the unemployment line this year.

Public employees are getting hit hard in the latest round of spending cuts as state officials look to close billion-dollar deficits. Governors across the nation are promising to eliminate thousands of positions and freeze or reduce salaries.


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  1. AFTLOG

    hmmm let's ask the governor how much money taxpayers would save if he moved out of his governors mansion. Does he have a security guard? Does he have a maid at mansion, a cook? How much money does he make a year?

    January 27, 2011 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  2. Alex

    State employees = middle class.

    How are those tax increases on those 5-percenters (the rich) looking now? Mighty attractive if you are a state employee (middle class). Maybe the governor should consider laying himself off to save even more precious $$$ that the rich can't afford since they really want that fifth house in Bermuda.

    January 27, 2011 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  3. GonzoinHouston

    Contemplate this: Gingrich says that states may have to declare bankruptcy, and that's reasonable, but raising taxes on the rich is out of the question.

    January 27, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  4. DVA

    I suppose fixing the deficit problem is necessary, however, hopefully the governor will be selective in what services in state jobs he eliminates. Most state workers are providing vital needs to the people of NY. I feel that some of the administrative jobs could be cut by having less people do the supervising and allow more workers to do the actual work that is needed, ie, firemen, policemen, transportation workers....if the wrong people are cut the citizens and tax payers will be hurt the most.

    January 27, 2011 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  5. Sid

    Thats Right! You guys and gals need to get rid of your hairstylist,you limo drivers,your expensive tax paid luncheons,and do a little "shaving on your expenditures and salary, I bet you that would go over like a lead balloon!

    January 27, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  6. NVa Native

    It's all a part of the Republican plan to boost un-employment numbers (among many other sleazy schemes) to hurt the President. And the Repubs don't care how it hurts our country – they only care about regaining political power and keeping their corporate masters "fat & happy".

    January 27, 2011 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  7. gt

    america is crying for leadership.... good job gov."s ...its about time the federal government acted like adults too...instead they are acting like all care about is getting elected..man up and do right...

    January 27, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  8. Todd M

    For those lifelong pensions, now the other shoe drops.

    January 27, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  9. GOP = Greed Over People

    Pompdour Perry is dropping 9500 and most are in public safety and justice departments.

    Good thing we all have handguns in TX, we can invoke a conservative "death panel" at will, doing away with that whole pesky court drama.

    January 27, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  10. Sherri W.W.#1~ILLinois

    Time for ALL states to do what HAS to be done,to sustain our very way of life! STOP PRETENDING,and Raise Taxes,as our Gov.of IL.had the good sense to do.Oregon did it 1st,and the folks there are mostly glad! ANYONE who is working,can pay a few extra $ in taxes,in order to keep having Police,Fire,Schools,librarys,garbage pickup,repairs to everything! HOW can folks think the states can go on this way?The Fed.Govt needs to do the same,and END tax cuts for the wealthy.How can anybody take Repubs serious,at the state OR federal level,when they pretend? Taxes are lowest in 60yrs,and the Country in all this trouble.One does not have to very smart,to figure out the "no taxes"crowd is destoying us!Good Lord~Wake Up folks!

    January 27, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |