NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) --
Bredesen said in unveiling the plan Wednesday that the administration will make the cuts voluntary and will offer buyouts as an incentive.
The layoffs will represent a 5 percent reduction in the state work force.
Bredesen says other cuts will include no new pre-kindergarten classrooms. He also said money from the new cigarette tax won't be used to increase the funding formula for schools.
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