Paterson seeks to furlough 100,000 workers a week
ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson will ask the State Legislature to let him begin furloughing as many as 100,000 state workers each week until the stalled 2010 state budget is in place.
The governor today also said the state’s fiscal picture is at crisis proportions, and wants lawmakers to also end their three-day workweek in Albany and remain at the Capitol at least five days a week until the budget is adopted.
“I’m trying not to be acrimonious,” Paterson told reporters this afternoon.
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