King Cuomo wielding the machete laid-off 321 PEF workers
The state laid-off 321 Public Employees Federation (PEF) workers while PEF continues to negotiate a contract. Talking about undue pressure, they made most of the cuts in departments that provide vital services to the people of New York such as Office of Family and Children Services (32), Department of Environmental Conservation (43), Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (43) among the few cited on the list from the state in Celeste Katz DailyPolitics blog.
And the Division of Human Rights that has hemorrhaged for years from a lack of staff state-wide five employees laid-off. So expect to wait longer for any human rights violations charges you plan to submit to the Division of Human Rights.
Yet Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to make patronage appointments to his administration unabated, including his most recent former Assemblyman Sam Hoyt from Buffalo earlier this month to a senior position in the Empire State Development Corporation. And King Cuomo last month along with other appointments to his administration appointed Katie Campos former director of Buffalo ReformEd to a newly created post of Secretary of Education, while scalping PEF staff from key jobs providing essential human services to the state.