Last year, Governor Paterson gave up 10% of his $179,000 salary, "I will symbolically make the gesture for the state," perhaps to win some voter support. But this year, forget it—the Post asked a spokesperson who said, "He has no intention of giving back 10 percent of his salary this year. Gov. Paterson has already given back more of his salary than any public-employee union member." Paterson is currently trying to furlough 100,000 state workers, but a judge blocked that order. The Times Union notes how the State Senate unanimously passed a resolution criticizing the furloughs and then Senate Democrats voted to authorize the furloughs as part of Paterson's plan.