Our illustrious and soon-to-be ex-governor, Ed Rendell, has announced that only 100 Commonwealth employees will be laid-off as a result of the “budget” passed by the state legislature which counted on money before it was allocated. Always a bright move!
Fortunately, so many people retired that it cut the number of employees needing furloughed from 1,000 to 100.
Rendell is proposing more spending cuts and taxes to make up for the budget shortfall he and the legislature created by including federal stimulus money in the budget before it was approved on Capitol Hill.
Looking forward to January 1st! We won’t miss ya Ed.