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1,100 state workers to get the ax?

The Washington Post is reporting that Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine will propose layoffs for 1,100 state employees and a 30-cent increase in the cigarette tax to balance the state budget.  Another 700 vacant state jobs would not be filled in the plan, according to unnamed staff members.

The Post says Kaine also will recommend cutting $400 million from public education to help address what is now figured to be a $3 billion budget shortfall.

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