Five years ago I had congestive heart failure after a bought with pneumonia and a viral infection. I spent a week in the hospital. I am still on medication for the congestive heart failure. I am not quite back to where I was before, but I was able to return to work and be with my family. I wish Randy all the best. He will recover with the help of God and the knowledge he gave his doctors. Get Well Randy.
i wish that gas prices would only jump 3 cents a gallon instead of 10 or 15 at once. and yes, government could do something about the price of gas. they could let oil companies drill in the united states and not depend on foreign oil. jobs would be created and unemployment would be down. bring jobs back to the united states and quit sending them out of the country.
I agree 100% with nozepicker. They hit the nail on the head!!! If the legislature would work while they are in session, they wouldn't need a special session. By the way, they only work 4 days a week now, noon on Monday to noon or earlier on Friday. In my book, that is only 4 days.
No, it doesn't seem right. He should be laying off employees instead of hiring. No other agency gets to hire or bring back the staff layed off. His office keeps growing instead of "downsizing" as he wants other agencies to do.
I think when the legislature doesn't get the job done during regular session, they shouldn't get paid during the special session. This would give them an incentive to work harder during the regular session. State workers don't get paid for the overtime they work, so why should the legislators?
This fact is true. Both agencies I worked for would buy all new computers or new chairs for staff even if the one they had worked just fine. The budget folks said "we need to spend the leftover money so we won't get cut next budget year".
If they are hiring back, why did they do a big layoff last June? Doesn't make any sense to lay off staff then hire right back? Also, why didn't the staff that got laid off get their jobs back? There are many unanswered questions here. The Governor just wanted to get rid of a bunch of "older" employees. He may have a lot of lawsuits on his hands if he keeps this up!!!
Smart move! No one should be getting raises making that much money. Let the raises go to some of the lowest paying positions. If State doesn't get raises, no one should be getting raises, vote or no vote.
I just wonder who in the governor's office will get a raise? Which one of his cronnies he found a job for will get a raise? I bet there will be several.
Up until 2010, when I was laid off, I was a state employee. I don't see how laying off 863 more state employees will get the budget balanced. Why? Because they don't go for the top paying jobs, the hit the lower paid state employees so that they can hit the 863 goal. I say hit some of the employees that make $60 to $70+ thousand a year and not put as many employees on the unemployment line. Nixon just wants numbers, not dollars.
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