Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell yesterday said he is “very hopeful” he will receive a table-games bill by the end of the week, which would help balance the fiscal 2010 budget and avoid 1,000 state employee layoffs, but he warned that any future general revenue shortfalls may require reducing the state’s payroll this year.

The Senate yesterday was set to vote on a compromise table-games bill after a conference committee hammered out the remaining details of the measure, according to Erik Arneson, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi.

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