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July 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
A welfare office in Georgia began asking for volunteers Tuesday to fill in for furloughed state workers--the latest victims of budget breakdowns in state capitols around the nation. In Maine, the Legislature on Tuesday passed a $3.2 million two-year budget in a major step toward ending a stalemate that has idled most government agencies. Republican Gov. John R. McKernan Jr.
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August 21, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Georgia lawmakers, meeting in special session, faced an ocean of red ink and a seething crowd of angry state workers Tuesday as they wrestled with how to eliminate 2,189 employees and $415 million from their budget. Gov. Zell Miller, a Democrat who remains adamant about not raising taxes, outlined the proposed cuts to the $7.9-billion budget in an unprecedented commercial television broadcast Sunday night.
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August 21, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Georgia lawmakers, meeting in special session, faced an ocean of red ink and a seething crowd of angry state workers Tuesday as they wrestled with how to eliminate 2,189 employees and $415 million from their budget. Gov. Zell Miller, a Democrat who remains adamant about not raising taxes, outlined the proposed cuts to the $7.9-billion budget in an unprecedented commercial television broadcast Sunday night.
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July 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Georgia Gov. Zell Miller's plan to furlough 100,000 state employees without pay for one day in July and one in August is illegal because it was not approved by the Legislature, a state judge ruled. Miller indicated that court rejection of the cost-cutting measure means layoffs of up to 1,500 state employees rather than the 1,000 contemplated under a $600-million budget-reduction proposal to be given to the Legislature.
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July 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Georgia Gov. Zell Miller's plan to furlough 100,000 state employees without pay for one day in July and one in August is illegal because it was not approved by the Legislature, a state judge ruled. Miller indicated that court rejection of the cost-cutting measure means layoffs of up to 1,500 state employees rather than the 1,000 contemplated under a $600-million budget-reduction proposal to be given to the Legislature.
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July 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
A welfare office in Georgia began asking for volunteers Tuesday to fill in for furloughed state workers--the latest victims of budget breakdowns in state capitols around the nation. In Maine, the Legislature on Tuesday passed a $3.2 million two-year budget in a major step toward ending a stalemate that has idled most government agencies. Republican Gov. John R. McKernan Jr.
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