State Official Muzzled

North Country News
9:15 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

NYS Worker Forced to Retire After Talking to Media

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A 30-year employee of the New York State Department of Transportation has retired rather than face disciplinary charges for speaking to a newspaper reporter without approval from Governor 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 about the DOT's handling of the remnants of Hurricane Irene.

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