ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Zell Miller's plan to slash $415 million from the state's $7.95 billion budget for fiscal 1992 zipped over its most important hurdle yesterday, as the state's House of Representatives approved virtually all of the governor's spending reductions.

Representatives meeting in the third day of a special legislative session reduced spending for the fiscal year that began July 1 to $7.54 billion in an effort to plug an anticipated revenue shortfall. The revised budget would lay off 2,200 workers and cut 5.8% from the original 1992 spending plan passed by lawmakers in the state's regular session held earlier this year.

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