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05/12/2010 01:12 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Paterson Rescinds Staff Raises After Outrage

An under fire Gov. David Paterson backed down Wednesday morning and rescinded raises for five of his staffers while seeking furloughs for 100,000 state workers.

Paterson spokesman Morgan Hook said the governor reluctantly decided to take back the raises amid outcry from labor groups.

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