ATLANTA -- With the state's fiscal 1992 budget gap now expected to reach $600 million, a state judge last week ordered a halt to worker furloughs with which Gov. Zell Miller had hoped to save $8 million a month.

Judge Philip F. Etheridge of the Fulton County, Ga., Superior Court ruled that Gov. Miller exceeded his authority earlier this month when he ordered all state workers to take a one-day-a-month leave.

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