'Thousands of layoffs' instead of furloughs

And you thought that a federal judge blocking Gov. David Paterson's plan to furlough 100,000 state workers was good news. Nope, reports the New York Times. Now that he can't save money with furloughs, the governor has to outright lay off 10,000:

Days after a federal judge blocked his efforts to furlough half the state work force, Gov. David A. Paterson is drafting a plan that would lay off thousands of government workers at the beginning of next year, a move officials say is necessary to help balance the state budget.