Public service lobbying now can relate to what sportsmen and private sector have dealt with

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As New York State struggles to hack away at a budget deficit that has realistically taken many years to build, the reductions to trim the bloated red ink will affect almost every phase of how the state has operated for decades. Despite intense lobbying by the big public service unions to keep the status quo, there’s just no way that taxpayers can continue to provide the necessary revenue to satisfy those that have largely been previously insulated from the layoffs, pay and subsidized benefits reductions that have hit the private sector. To coin a phrase, it appears the time has come when everyone will “pay the fiddler.”

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