(Poor Deval Patrick, he told us he tightened the belt. Who are we to believe? – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)
Charlie Baker has been talking about the growth in state employment under Deval Patrick. Well the numbers are in and Charlie seems right on the mark in this one.
The Nelson Rockefeller Institute at the University of Albany (formerly SUNY-Albany) crunched the numbers. Massachusetts ranks #1 (tied with North Carolina) for growth in state employment over the past year.
The Institute reports that state employment in Massachusetts grew by 3.5 percent in the period from April-June 2009 to April-June 2010.
Here’s their report: http://www.rockinst.org/newsro…
In fact, Massachusetts was one of 18 states where government payrolls grew in the past year. In 31 states, state and local government payrolls shrunk.
Also, check out Figure 1 in the report for a really scary chart. They don’t call it the dreaded private sector for nothing.