Spin Cycle

News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.

Leaders of Civil Service Employees Association Region 1, representing public employees on Long Island, last week wound up their four-day 35th annual workshop at the Super Clubs Breezes resort at Cable Beach. That’s in Nassau — the one in the Bahamas. The place advertises itself as “the playful side of paradise.” In less-playful New York, CSEA is battling Gov. David A. Paterson’s efforts to shelve wage increases due to the fiscal crisis.