State worker furlough protest

Rob sent along a handful of photos from the bit anti-furlough rally at the Capitol today. The giant inflatable rat made an appearance.

The Troy Record reports there were estimated to be about 3,500 in the crowd. Kaitlyn Ross reports Jack McEneny told the crowd that Assembly is trying to take the furlough measure out of the emergency budget extender. But Erin Billups reports that Ron Canestrari says that's not legally possible.

photo: Rob Gierthy

Comments

My hamster finds the inflatable rat very insulting.

The crowd size is misleading. All the state workers were already out there for lunch anyways.

Welp, I always wanted to visit Greece. Looks like I can save my money because NYS is well on our way to becoming just like them.

I'm just hoping that the computers take over sooner rather than later at this point. Robotics now!

When the Guv and the Legislature want to break a contract and pick state employees' pockets, it's bound to produce some bitterness.

Instead of trying to figure out a way to take the furlough measure out of the budget extender, how about you just PASS A BUDGET ALREADY! You know, during one of those three days a week you "elected officials" are in town working on it.

on the bright side, now that the state workers won't be able to afford cigarettes, I won't have to walk the nicotine gauntlet in and out of state buildings.

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