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“Heads Up!” Paterson Offers Choice: Furloughs or Shutdown

Gov. David A. Paterson said today that he would include his plan for furloughs for more than 100,000 state employees in his next emergency budget bill, The New York Times reported today:

By adding the furlough language to an emergency budget bill, he has raised the stakes considerably: Because New York’s Constitution severely limits the ability of the Legislature to amend budget bills, lawmakers may face a choice between approving the furloughs or rejecting the emergency bill and shutting down the state government.

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