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Crist's Xmas present: Two paid days off for state workers.

Gov. Charlie Crist just announced state workers would get two new paid days off, Jan. 2 and Dec. 26, meaning state government will be closed then as well.

“There is no higher call than service to our fellow man, and state employees each day selflessly serve the people of Florida.  From Pensacola to Tallahassee to Key West and all places in between, I commend these public servants for striving to ensure the safety and security of Floridians and provide quality customer service," Crist said in a written statement.

But with talk of possible furloughs and even layoffs as state lawmakers try to fill a $2.3 billion budget hole, Crist couldn't make any promises that everyone could keep his/her job.