New York governor draws line over pension reform plan
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told the Legislature on Wednesday that he's willing to risk a shut-down of government to create a cheaper pension system for the next generations of public workers.
By Michael Gormley|February 23, 2012 at 06:00 AM
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told the Legislature on Wednesday that he’s willing to risk a shut-down of government to create a cheaper pension system for the next generations of public workers.
“It is one of the seminal clashes of this budget and of my administration,” Cuomo told reporters. “The question is, does this body, does this government, does this Legislature perpetuate a pension system that is on the verge of bankrupting the state … or does the Legislature respond to the needs of the people?”
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