Looks like no state layoffs this week according to our illustrious governor Ed Rendell. Governor Rendell had targeted 700 jobs to be furloughed last week but that number may be less due to attrition. What a difference a week makes?
Why are layoffs looming on the horizon (you might ask yourself) after we approved a state budget on time, no less. It seems we counted some chickens yet to be hatched to the tune of $850,000,000.00 dollars. Opps! We bad. We included this amount in the state budget for Medicaid assistance even though Congress has not approved the money at this juncture.
Don’t be surprised if this money is not forthcoming and then watch the ants scramble.
It’s time for a leadership change!