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Pa. Leaders Work to Resolve Government Shutdown

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Pa. Leaders Work to Resolve Government Shutdown

Pa. Leaders Work to Resolve Government Shutdown

Pa. Leaders Work to Resolve Government Shutdown

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Pennsylvania has been operating without a budget for eight days. Gov. Ed Rendell ordered a partial shutdown of state government but says he's optimistic that he and the legislature can break a budget stalemate within a day. Meantime, about 24,000 workers have been placed on unpaid leave.

Jen Rehill, bureau chief for Public Radio Capitol News in Harrisburg, Pa., talks with Melissa Block.

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