Your Turn: Your Feedback On Furloughs, Dissolving Village Government & TV Ban
State Legislators approved giving state union workers furloughs. However, a judge has blocked the plan for the moment:
If the state can run with everyone taking one day off a week, then the state could run on one/fifth its current number of employees.
People in Waddington will soon have the chance to decide if they want to keep or eliminate the village government:
What we need to do is reduce state and federal government and return the authority and resources back to local government. Sharing some cost saving services makes sense but that's as far as it should go.
The plug has been pulled on televisions and personal laptop computers being used in some village departments in Tupper Lake after some trustees felt workers were abusing their privileges:
If village employees don't have enough work to keep them busy, perhaps the village should consider making the full-time employees part-time, or perhaps even reducing some staff. Then they can watch TV all they want at home.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016, Watertown, NY