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30-year state worker said he was forced to retire after talking to newspaper

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A 30-year state Department of Transportation employee said he was forced to retire rather than possibly be fired for speaking to a newspaper reporter without approval from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration. Mike Fayette told the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that he was threatened with termination for talking to the newspaper for a story in which he praised the DOT’s handling of the remnants of Hurricane Irene. William Duffy, DOT’s $95,000-a-year director of public information, declined to ...

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February 20, 2013
5:33 p.m.

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Transparency in the Cuomo office just like in the Obama office. Anyone that believes that democrats dont want to control every part of your life just look at NY and California.

February 20, 2013
5:57 p.m.

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I have dealt with Mr. Fayette as a vendor employee. A nice guy, too bad