The LuLac Edition #1910, January 21st, 2012
I had an “Interview” segment in the hopper but a story in the Times Leader on line caught my attention. Interim County manager Tom Pribula is at wits end trying to figure out what the County Council wants to do about the budget. Some would be open to a tax increase, others would not. The Homestead Act was also talked about too. But one part of the article really hit me regarding the employee unions (who after all work for us) at the County Courthouse.
“Pribula and several council members say they’ve essentially scrapped proposals to generate $2.5 million with a 12-day layoff for all employees and $1.2 million from a union pay raise freeze because unions aren’t embracing those options.”
My question to these people, (and I’m sure Pribula and the Council people have thought it) is this:
Taxpayers should not go to the meetings assailing the Interim Manager, the County Council members or the media who reports
on this. They should ask the unions WHY NOT?