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Lawmakers Work Weekend to Complete Budget

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The state legislature is working through the weekend to try to get a budget done before the April 1 deadline. As Karen DeWitt reports, lawmakers have been distracted with the resignation of Gov. Eliot Spitzer and the inauguration of a new governor.

Gov. David Paterson has been on the job for just two whole work weeks, says he knows the public would understand if the budget were a little late this year. But he says he thinks it's important to show that government is functioning again. following the tummult of recent weeks.

PATERSON: Because you're having a bad year, because you've had a change in government, it doesn't automatically mean that you just forget about the deadline."

REPORTER: While lawmakers were offering few details they said they believe that they can make restorations in health care and still pay for everything in a worsening economy. In Albany, I'm Karen DeWitt.

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