Is it a cut or a reduction in the rate of increase and is it a bad thing or just a call to start reining in spending in agencies called 'not for profits' but with layers of high paid executive directors and staff ?
Governor Cuomo has reportedly called for a 6% cut in funding for treating the disabled. That sounds bad and advocates for these agencies will join the gun nuts, municipal tin-cup brigade, frackers and anti-frackers, and a host of other groups descending on Albany in the coming weeks in hopes of changing things.
The Governor has his TV spots on demanding an on-time, April 1 budget, so the special interests better get their licks in quickly.
Remember, thirty years ago when the annual mantra in the Watertown media was whether SLEOC would be saved......? NNY news consumers were actually conditioned to be worried over the fate of this obscure patronage mill which is long gone.
I guess, my point is this annual ritual has a sameness to it.
Jobs at risk in services for disabled - Times Union