Court Challenge is Next for State Furlough Plan
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
New York, NY –
The governor distanced himself from his Lieutenant Governor's remarks saying he hadn't thought about what action to take if a court struck down his plan to furlough most state workers one day a week until the budget is settled.
Paterson said "If I was going to sit around and speculate about what I'd do every time something goes wrong, I wouldn't have even put the plan in the emergency appropriation."
Paterson also blamed unions for bring the furloughs upon themselves saying they refuse to offer other concessions.