Judge blocks NY state worker furlough

(AP) - A federal judge has issued a preliminaryinjunction blocking New York's governor from imposing furloughs onabout 100,000 state workers and withholding their raises.U.S. District

ALBANY - (AP) - A federal judge has issued a preliminaryinjunction blocking New York's governor from imposing furloughs onabout 100,000 state workers and withholding their raises.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence Kahn, who temporarily blocked thefurloughs two weeks ago, is barring Gov. David Paterson andlawmakers from submitting or enacting short-term funding bills withthose provisions, which unions challenged as violations of the U.S.Constitution.

One-day-a-week furloughs were part of one short term fundingmeasure approved by the Legislature and raises have been withheldin several.

Kahn says in his order Friday that he's not saying the statecan't take steps to address a fiscal crisis, but he doesn't believethese measures would be upheld.

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