Friday, January 21, 2011

Republicans seek to shrink Minn. state payroll

"We have an unsustainable cost structure in state government," Downey told reporters at the State Capitol, complaining that the public labor force has grown much faster in the past 25 years than private sector employment totals.

"If we don't draw a line in the sand around the size of our workforce. If we hire behind the wave of retirees that are approaching retirement age in state government we will simply cement that work force."