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Cuomo staff skirted hiring freeze, and rules for exemptions from it

Cuomo staff skirted hiring freeze, and rules for exemptions from it

As New York’s budget deficit ballooned this spring, state budget director Robert Mujica sought to dramatically slow spending by imposing a “strict” freeze on all hiring by state agencies. Credits: Office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo In his April directive, Mujica laid out clear rules for agencies wishing to break the freeze: They needed to receive approval from the Division of Budget (DOB)...

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