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    Is There Going to Be a Government Shutdown?Or is this the Congress that cried wolf?
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    New York Legislators Finally Approve Budget, 125 Days LateApproved legislation will raise roughly $1 billion.
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    Governor Paterson’s Back Hurts From Signing So Many Vetoes4,700 of them, to be exact.
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    Vetoing Thousands of Budget Additions Breaks David Paterson’s Heart“I never take any joy in vetoing education money, health care, services for the poor and the indigent.”
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    New York Budget Situation Still a Big MessThe legislature comes up with its own plan, one that isn’t making Governor Paterson happy.
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    Could the Soda Tax Trigger the Breakdown of Society?Paterson feels like he can do “whatever he wants” with the final emergency budget bill.
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    Cigarette Smokers Save New YorkCigarette taxes were raised another $1.60 per pack in New York.
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    Congress Suddenly Becomes FrugalIt fails to pass an extension of unemployment benefits for the second time because of deficit concerns.
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    Governor Paterson Lays Down the Law“We will be out of here. You can plan your schedules.”
  10. close calls
    Government Shutdown Avoided for the Time BeingNarrowly approved by State Assembly.
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    Espada and Diaz Back Down After Paterson Says He Won’t Respond to ‘Threats’Bronx Dems backtrack on previous threats.
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    Pedro Espada to Shut Down the Government Again?He makes his announcement on the one-year anniversary of the Albany coup.
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    Victory for Paterson As Legislature Approves Health-Care CutsPlan includes $775 million in cuts to Medicaid and other programs.
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    Paterson Looking to Lay Off Thousands at Beginning of 2011The decision will ultimately rest with his successor.
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    Paterson: ‘I’ll Take a Furlough!’Oh, no, honey. Don’t go there.
  16. Judge Rejects Paterson’s Furlough of State WorkersGov. prevented from trying again until May 26.
  17. the cuddle muddle
    Governor Paterson Immediately Rescinds Totally Defensible Staff Raises“We’re going to do what is not the right thing.”
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    New York Legislature Approves ‘Unprecedented’ FurloughsA first for state workers in the state.
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    Hooray, New York’s Government Won’t Shut DownThe legislature accedes to Paterson’s demands. Bet that stings.
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    Governor Paterson Dares Legislature to Shut Down GovernmentWould the legislature dare?
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    Paterson Asks for Authority to Furlough 100,000 State Employees“The crisis is worsening and we must take action.”
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    Governor Paterson Sued by Friends of EducationHe doesn’t really care.
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    State Senate Passes Halfhearted Attempt at Solving Deficit Problems$2.7 billion in mostly onetime reduction measures.
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    Governor Paterson Wants to Just Take Care of This Budget Crisis HimselfOf course, he needs the legislature to allow him to do that, which it obviously will not do!
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    Budget Fight Has Made Albany Even More Crotchety Than UsualPaterson, Sampson, and Silver all hate each other, reportedly.
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    Governor Paterson Open to Replacing Mandatory License-Plate Fee With Other Arbitrary FeeHooray!
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    State Unveils New and Exciting and Mandatory $25 License PlatesThe plates reflect light and the state of New York’s fiscal health.
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    There Isn’t a Ton of Cohesion on the State-Budget Crisis Right NowPaterson is addressing the Legislature today to plead his case.