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Cutoff in state funding hits contractors hard

Construction continues on the Route 7 bridge over the Northway in Latham on Tuesday.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Construction continues on the Route 7 bridge over the Northway in Latham on Tuesday.
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Hundreds of construction jobs locally and as many as 37,000 in New York state are on the chopping block as general contractors cope with delayed capital projects funded by the state. Pressure is mounting on legislators due back in session in Albany today, a week after Gov. David Paterson announced all current and new construction projects not paid for by the federal stimulus funds will be delayed until a budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year ...

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