State Sen. John Mannion looks to lessen DSS caseloads and oppose Gov. Hochul’s budget proposal denying counties federal Medicaid funds

State Sen. John Mannion. Photo: Randy Pellis, Oswego County News

OSWEGO COUNTY – Two questions before the County Legislature remain unanswered, though the following may provide some insight on state developments that may provide some help in one area and an answer in the second.

It has been obvious for quite some time now that the Oswego County Department of Social Services (DSS) is under considerable stress, be it over employee wages or employee caseloads. The county is presently in negotiations with DSS employees’ CSEA union over the wage issue. Details concerning that progress are very scanty as is common with negotiations while being held. On the issue of employee caseloads, however, State Sen. John Mannion offered these details in a recent interview:

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