Gov. Rell is looking at ways to save money.
One thing she’s considering is laying off some deputy commissioners, which the Republican-American says would save up to $5.3 million if they were all let go.
Another thing she’s doing is working for free, and asking her commissioners to do the same by coming in for a day without pay. Her daily pay? $534. We’re saved.
Republicans are calling for all arbitration awards for state employees to be postponed.
These are very small steps, to be sure. The budget deficit could get as large as $1 billion. Where else can this sort of savings be found?