Govenor Tim Kaine Announces More Lay-offs | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Govenor Tim Kaine Announces More Lay-offs

Play associated audio

Facing another hole in the Virginia budget, Governor Tim Kaine is again outlining a budget-balancing plan that includes more layoffs of state workers--nearly 600 this time. Kaine is pruning programs and trimming the work force as part of a $1.35 billion reduction in the state budget. Kaine's plan calls for the elimination of just under 1,000 state jobs, including 593 layoffs.

The governor also is ordering an unpaid day off for most state workers. The so-called furlough would be taken the Friday of Memorial Day weekend next year. The unpaid day off will not apply to critical personnel such as police and emergency crews. Since April 2007, Kaine and the General Assembly have cut spending by $6 billion.

Meymo Lyons reports...

NPR

100 Years Ago, 'New Republic' Helped Define Modern Liberalism

Robert Siegel speaks with The New Republic editor Franklin Foer about the new book Insurrections of the Mind, a collection of seminal essays from the magazine's first 100 years.
NPR

Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.
NPR

Rep. Gowdy To Lead New Benghazi Committee In First Public Hearing

House lawmakers will give the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya two years ago a fresh look. Wednesday's hearing will be the first public one since Gowdy (R-S.C.) became chair of a special Benghazi committee.
NPR

The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers the first word processor he had — the Kaypro II in the 1980s. Its inventor, Andrew Kay, died Aug. 28, at the age of 95.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.