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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Klein Criticized Over Part-time Staffer Getting Benefits



This Daily News article criticizes State Senator Jeff Klein for providing a part-time staffer, who happens to also be his law partner, with health benefits. The article reports that Dominic Calderoni worked the minumum hours needed (910 a year) to receive the benefits. Mr. Calderoni stepped down from his position last week. While this arrangement raised eyebrows it did not violate any laws -- it also seems it is a common practice in Albany.

2 comments:

  1. I like Sen Klein but this is disgraceful.

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  2. J.R.Dobbs is BishopMarch 3, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    It is not the minumum hours worked but the banked hours you contribute as a staffer. It is the State Senator's discretion to "pay or not pay" you for the banked hours. A smart staffer makes sure the health benefit is included, just in case they stiff you.

    More troublesome is Klein's lack of self discipline to boink his State Senatewoman. Reminds me of a silly lead actor falling in love with the leading lady. Just shows poor judgement and the inability to preform at a professional level.

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