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The second round of budget cuts in the state of Maryland go deeper than the first. They include layoffs of state workers. The exact number of employees now out of work is 205 according to governor Martin O'Malley, with another 159 vacant positions to be eliminated. Among the other cuts that total 454-million, are close to 160 million dollars in state aid for local roads. State offices will also close for five additional days according to Eloise Foster, the secretary for budget and management. The state board of public works must still approve the budget cuts tomorrow. Earlier this summer, the board okayed 280-million dollars in reductions. Matt Bush reports...

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