Dan Maes Would Cut 2,000 To 4,000 State Workers "Just Like That"

10/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

DENVER (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes said Thursday he would lay off as many as 4,000 state employees if elected and force a showdown with the federal government over drilling for gas and oil.

Dan Maes told the Denver Petroleum Club he would cut at least 2,000 workers "just like that" from the state budget, with projected savings of $200 million.

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