Lewis legislators get scary look at budget

There are 1 comment on the Oct 13, 2010, Watertown Daily Times story titled Lewis legislators get scary look at budget. In it, Watertown Daily Times reports that:

Lewis County's manager on Tuesday gave legislators an early Halloween scare by showing them potential budget figures based primarily on departmental requests.

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marge

Constableville, NY

#41 Oct 26, 2010
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The way to attract business is not by adding more government spending (government jobs). Remember, it's not the duty of government to supply jobs to the unemployed.
As far as the teacher scenario... unfortunately experience doesn't always translate into being a better employee. Ultimately anyone that works for the government is an employee of the taxpayer. If I'm running business, I'm certainly loyal to employees that have been loyal to me, and to those that have improved my bottom line. However, I would not tolerate an employee coasting by for years with the security of tenure at a rate that's twice as high as what I could pay their replacement. I have no problem paying more for results, but an employee should never be entitled to a raise simply because they've out lasted others.... on top of that I believe that two teachers working with 12 students each, will teach the students better than one teacher working with 24 students. They'll be able to provide more individual attention, even if it's their first time through the lesson plan.
I completely agree with you on the tenure of teachers. It is not only absurd, but hurting our bottom line with the students. I don't believe smaller classes are the answer either, however. Most of us parents had much larger classes-32ish in mine--and had no problem learning. The teachers had more control and were on their toes.
I never said anything about the way to attract business by adding more government--heaven forbid!!!! But rather to have the state add incentives to large industries, and small businesses. For example some type of real tax incentive instead of NYS taxing the heck out of them and us. Or energy break so that business can afford to locate to the North instead of the South.

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