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Governor Vetoes Pay Cut for State Workers

Governor Charlie Crist has vetoed a pay cut for state workers.

"I appreciate the work of the Legislature to make sure it affected as few employees as possible," Crist told repoters. "But I believe now is not the time to cut state employee salaries."

The plan would have impacted almost 30,000 state workers who make $45,000 a year or more. It called for a 2% pay cut, which would have saved the state around $25 million.

"What willed me to do it was a concern for this economy," he continued.

The veto certainly doesn't hurt Crist's prospects as a candidate for U.S. Senate.

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