Lynch's layoff predictions were grossly overstated; the threat of "across-the-board" cuts was disingenuous at best. There were fewer than 300 full-time layoffs, and only in certain agencies.
Lynch gave his agency heads alternatives he would not entertain in contract negotiations. In Administrative Services Commissioner Linda Hodgdon's Oct. 27 column, she states: "Once the serious decision was made by the union to reject furloughs, the governor allowed department heads to be as resourceful as possible, and for that he should be applauded." Every taxpayer should be asking Lynch, "Why weren't you resourceful in the first place? Why did you try to take all that money from employees instead?"
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
SEA fires back at Lynch
Diana Lacey launches another broadside against Governor John Lynch in this morning's Union Leader.