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07/04/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Paterson Threatens To Shut Down State Government If Furloughs Are Not Accepted

Gov. David A. Paterson said on Tuesday that he would include furloughs for more than 100,000 state employees in his next emergency budget bill, setting up a major battle with the Legislature and public employee unions that could potentially shut down state government.

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