Nearly 25,000 “nonessential” state employees were put on temporary furlough without pay at 12:01 a.m. today because Gov. Ed Rendell and Republican legislative leaders couldn’t agree on a new 2007-08 state budget last night.
However, there was some good news late last night also. The decision to furlough the workers will not affect the state’s five racetrack casinos, at least until a hearing tomorrow.
What the hell kind of state do we live in where casino workers, lottery workers and liquor store workers are considered “essential” and get to stay on the job, but custodians, drivers license workers, and technology workers are “non-essential”?
I’m so confused. Is today opposite day?