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Governor Lingle's chief policy advisor discusses budget plan

(KHNL) - Governor Linda Lingle has a plan to reduce the state's $185 million budget deficit, but it could leave state workers with a 14% salary cut.

The governor says she wants mandatory unpaid time off for all state workers.

She says it's either this, or laying off nearly 10,000 state employees.

Meanwhile, the state workers union may consider legal action to stop the salary cuts.

Here to talk more about Governor Lingle's budget plan is her chief policy advisor, Linda Smith.

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