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Editorial: Cut the deficit

Today's editorial reviews the pitiful state attempt to cut its work force by offering a $20,000 buyout -- nowhere near enough to convince anyone not already headed out the door that it would be a good idea to give up a good-paying, obviously secure job.

Payroll is a significant part of the taxpayer-funded state budget, and the state can't just keep pretending it's OK to do business as usual. But in Albany, they've actually been adding jobs while everyone in the private sector has been forced to confront layoffs and firings. Hello????

Here's your chance to comment, but don't forget to tell the folks in Albany what you think, too. You can do that via www.nysenate.gov or assembly.state.ny.us or the "contact the governor" link at www.state.ny.us/governor/ .

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