Hundreds hired during Palin hiring freeze….

More Bad Government From Sarah Palin

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Posted on 27 May 2009 3:21am

By Dan Fagan
The Alaska StandardIt's the kind of hiring freeze you would only see in the upside down wacky world that is Alaska state government.

It is true state officials did grant a few waivers. How many? Was it a dozen? Two? Not quite. During the hiring freeze in place for four months, state officials granted a whopping 354 waiver requests and an additional 66 requests are pending. That’s a whole lot of new state employees put on the state dime in departments where there was supposed to be a hiring freeze.

The most common use of the phrase hiring freeze does mean to freeze new hires, right?


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  1. pvazwindy
    May 27, 2009 @ 13:09:00

    When she announced the state hiring freeze in her State of the State address, the only dept.exempt was Public Safety. Apparently she forgot as she exited the chamber. What a dullard.


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