Monday, June 22, 2020

States and state universities across the country weigh pay cuts and furloughs - MARC E. FITCH , Yankee Institute

States and state universities from Hawaii and California to Maine are proposing employee pay cuts, pay freezes and furloughs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has wrecked havoc on state budgets. Hawaii Gov. David Ige has proposed a temporary 20 percent reduction in pay for state employees, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo froze a 2 percent pay increase for state employees and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolfe laid off 2,500 part-time and seasonal employees and furloughed 9,000 state workers in response to the crisis.