The State just closed Oneida Correctional Facility to save money. Now it is spending $33 million to expand facilities at Mohawk Correctional Facility (which is next door isn't it?).
Employees from Oneida Correctional have been forced to relocate supposedly so the state can save money. Almost ALL state employees are being asked to take 5 days' furlough without pay so the state can save money (even though their work will still be there when they get back because the state refuses to cut programs).
If the State has all this money to spend on facilities . . . not to mention the $1 BILLION to be given away in the "economic development" contest . . . why are civil servants expected to take a hit?