State lawmakers just closed a huge budget deficit for the fiscal year that ended March 31, and another one is already rearing its ugly head for the current year. But not to worry - state workers won't.
Their jobs are all safe. All 136,490 of 'em.
Even if the jobs held by many of the taxpayers keeping them in a style they're accustomed to, aren't.
Newsday reports that, rather than the 8,900 jobs Gov. Peterson has threatened to eliminate through layoffs, only a couple of hundred might actually be at risk.
So, the positions on the chopping block now stand at 7,687 from a workforce of 136,490. These cuts will be achieved primarily through more attrition and wiping out unfilled jobs. At most, only a few hundred layoffs are expected, experts said.
Why no layoffs, you ask?
There, now isn't this a nice break from all that One Sunset news?