Last night Governor Phil Bredesen unveiled his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year. It would lay off more than a thousand state workers, while giving those that remain a 3 percent bonus. Bredesen says the state can afford the bonus because it’s found enough savings in the current year’s budget to avoid drawing too heavily from its reserve funds. And he says the proposal should leave some breathing room for the next governor. WPLN’s Daniel Potter reports.
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