Paterson Putting Together Layoff Plan

Governor David Paterson says he's putting a layoff plan together to begin in 2011 to help balance the state budget.

The Governer's plan would take effect after his administration ends on December 31st of this year. He says preparing such a plan in state government takes time and he wants to be sure the next governor has layoffs as an option in case they are needed because of the state's dire financial situation.

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