Kaine: 593 Layoffs, Up to 15 Percent College Cuts

Virginia cuts include Memorial Day weekend furlough

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    Supercuts -- every time.

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Almost 600 state employees will be laid off and state-supported colleges and universities will have state funding cut up to 15 percent in new budget reductions.

    Gov. Tim Kaine announced the cuts Tuesday as part of a $1.35 billion reduction in the state budget, a casualty of a poor economy and the toll it has taken on state tax collections.

    The cuts also include a furlough of state employees on the Friday before Memorial Day in 2010. The unpaid day off will not apply to critical personnel such as police and emergency crews.

    Kaine Announces Layoffs, Education Cuts

    [DC] Kaine Announces Layoffs, Education Cuts
    Almost 600 Virginia employees will be laid off and state-supported colleges and universities will have state funding cut up to 15 percent in new budget reductions.