Judge to hold hearing on state furloughs

A federal judge is holding a hearing on whether unpaid furloughs for state workers are unconstitutional.Earlier this month, the judge blocked Gov. David Paterson from

THE BRONX - A federal judge is holding a hearing on whether unpaid furloughs for state workers are unconstitutional.

Earlier this month, the judge blocked Gov. David Paterson from imposing furloughs approved by the legislature. The furloughs would force more than 100,000 state employees to work four days a week instead of five.

Paterson argues the furloughs were necessary during the state fiscal crisis. State workers rallied in protest earlier saying the cuts violate the U.S. constitution?s contract clause.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Video: President Trump's inauguaration speech 1 Video: President Trump's inauguration speech
Witnesses say someone tried to snatch a baby 2 Witness: Suspect attempts to abduct baby from stroller
Videos from inside the halls and classrooms of 3 Videos capture violent fights inside M.S. 232
Testimony continued Friday in the departmental trial of 4 NYPD officer who shot, killed BX teen testifies in department trial
Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 5 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE