Rensselaer, NY, Apr 13, 2010 — State workers won't get raises, and construction projects are still idle, but New York lawmakers didn't have much choice but to adopt Gov. Paterson's stripped-down budget extension yesterday. The alternative was a government shutdown. The governor wants to keep the pressure on lawmakers to pass a new budget soon. "You just can't keep hesitating or dithering or just ignoring the fact that the state is in dire financial straits," he said. Karen DeWitt has the story.