Press Accounts Of Governor’s Refusal Of State Employees’ Offer To Help

"It is requiring further reductions in fiscal year ’11 and fiscal year ’12 which … the committee thinks is a separate negotiation," [Rep.] Obuchowski said. "They are trying to leverage the action of the Joint Fiscal Committee into the two-year negotiations."

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“I don’t think [an answer to the sustainability question] is neces­sary,” [Sen.] Bartlett said. “De­manding that they be con­nected just continues the tremendous unease in the state work force.
You are supposed to solve the problem, not create more.”