Paterson: All NY paychecks to be paid on time

(AP) - Gov. David Paterson says that even though adeadline was missed, all state workers will get their paychecks onWednesday as scheduled.

Paterson says state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli worked his staffon overtime to process all 153,000 paychecks due Wednesday and madesure banks credited their customers' accounts.

In the midst of passing a large emergency spending bill, theLegislature missed a 5 p.m. Monday deadline that threatened atleast some of the checks.

DiNapoli had warned state workers to examine their accountbalances before writing checks on Wednesday.

The $270 million appropriation was part of the latest weeklyspending bill that keeps the state running while the budget, whichwas due April 1, remains under negotiation.

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