It's mostly all about the Virginia budget and how Governor Kaine proposes to deal with the deficit, and the Republican response. I've added some Christmas themed editorial comics at the end. Enjoy. News:

Kaine's proposal slashes jobs, raises (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Kaine Offers Major Shifts In Proposal To Cut Budget (Washington Post)

Kaine defends proposal to double cigarette tax (The Daily Press)

GOP: Cuts not enough (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star) Kaine's plan would cut millions in education funding in '09 (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

Kaine proposes taking a scalpel to state budget (Roanoke Times)

Plan to double Va. cigarette tax assailed (Washington Times)

Kaine Plan Gets Mixed Reaction (Harrisonburg Daily News-Record)

As the Man Caught in the Middle, Moran Faces a Struggle (Washington Post)

Recount confirms Perriello victory (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Editorial Comic:

"Better Be Good" (William Warren, GetLiberty.org)

"The Fed" (Gary Varvel, Indianapolis Star)