The Dispatch is reporting a huge decline in state payroll costs that can be directly attributed to Governor Strickland working WITH Public Employee Unions to implement cost saving measures including eliminating raises for state workers and requiring employees to take unpaid furlough (aka Cost-Savings) days.
Overtime pay (down 1.4 percent), sick leave (down 7.1 percent), vacation (down 1.8 percent) and comp time (down 13.4 percent) all fell last year.
The biggest drop came in personal leave time, which was frozen by labor contracts signed two years ago. It declined nearly 74 percent, to less than $6 million from $21 million two years ago.
All this WITHOUT completely screwing over the unions.
So explain to me again why we need SB5?