Pointing to additional layoffs at Citigroup Inc. and several top Wall Street executives renouncing end-of-the-year bonuses, New York Gov. David Paterson yesterday said the Legislature must vote on $2 billion of budget cuts today to help balance the current fiscal plan.

The Legislature will convene a special session to work on Paterson's proposed spending reductions, but Senate President Dean Skelos, R-Rockville, has said he does not support mid-year cuts to school aid, one area that the Democratic governor proposes reducing by $800 million.

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