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Branstad to consider 1,500 job cuts

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Governor Terry Branstad will consider firing up to 1,500 workers.

He says it's because Iowa can't afford to pay for a contract negotiated by former Governor Chet Culver.

Branstad warned that 1,000 workers hired since July and another 500 who are in the process of being hired could lose their jobs.

The state hired the workers after instituting an early retirement program that prompted more than 2,000 employees to quit their jobs early

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