During COVID-19 revenue meltdown, N.Y.’s Cuomo busts own hiring freeze with big hires

During COVID-19 revenue meltdown, N.Y.’s Cuomo busts own hiring freeze with big hires
Andrew Cuomo (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – It’s laughable: he’s just hiring cronies, probably to ensure they have jobs, and their positions have nothing to do with the priorities of the state of New York.]

State budget director Robert Mujica wrote to all state agencies and public authorities on April 28 directing them to “cease all hiring” except jobs deemed essential to protecting public health and safety. He also said special waivers would have to be granted for hirings during this time.

However, Cuomo’s office has made several new key hires and OK’d promotions since April, reported Friday.

Stephen Silverman, a former advisor to ex-New York City mayor and failed presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg as well as a consultant for the Clinton Foundation whose primary job was to boost the former president’s profile, was hired in August as a senior communications advisor for speechwriting and strategic messaging.

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Cuomo also scooped up Laura Montross as his new deputy communications director of policy and issue advocacy.

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