The NYTimes reported that the numbers are in and NYC is now experiencing a 16-year high in unemployment at 10.3%.
A 16-year high, eh? What was 16 years ago?
Oh, right: Clinton’s first year in office, dealing with the recession the elder Bush left him.
Funny how that works.
Good news, though: The state bailed out the city of Philadelphia – the libraries stay open.*
Just minutes ago, the Pennsylvania State senate passed bill 1828 by a vote of 32 to 17. For all of you who have been following the saga over the city’s budget crisis, this is indeed the legislation that was needed for the City of Philadelphia to avoid the “Doomsday” Plan C budget scenario, which would have resulted in the layoff of 3,000 city employees and forced the closing of all libraries.
Posted yesterday at 4:26pm. Truly 11th hour saviors.
*And to hammer the point home of the importance of literacy, this is the first comment: “Good luck to you and your library’s..”