They've been under State management for a couple of years; the payroll-switch makes sense.
...The switch is expected to hit the county hard in the pocketbook. The state will no longer reimburse the county nearly $6 million a year to cover health and pension costs for the workers, as it has for the past 20 months under an unusual arrangement, according to a county staff memo.
Really? The State will now absorb all the payroll costs, and the workers will not draw County retirement/health costs--so how, exactly, will it 'hit the County....in the pocketbook'?
And there is the usual ululation.
...The workers whose jobs could disappear "feel very, very disrespected and marginalized by this process," Yunk said.
Well, Vanessa, what else can be said? You don't want to work to age 65. So....you expect.....what, exactly?
Oh, there'll be more.