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Governor calls all-night huddle with lawmakers amid shutdown

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's governor says there's "no immediate prospect of a budget" that would keep state parks, beaches and possibly casinos from having to close in the coming days.      

Governor Jon Corzine (KOHR'-zyn) shut down nonessential government services yesterday, after the Legislature failed to adopt a budget by its July first deadline.      

The governor says he's prepared to meet all night long with top legislators to try to resolve a dispute over his proposed sales tax increase.      

The Senate is scheduled to meet tomorrow. The Senate president has told senators to be ready to stay in session until a budget is adopted.

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