State Department Heads Told to Expect New Budget Cuts

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Lassiter sent a letter to government leaders Thursday, telling them to brace for an initial $35-million in cuts that will be necessary to balance the state budget.

That's a portion of the $131-million lawmakers mandated in cuts in a budget they passed in May.

Lassiter called for the heads of state agencies to identify places to cut, and to outline the potential impacts and consequences of those cuts. It's a call they've heard before, with revenues having dwindled by more than $1.5-billion over the past two years.

Final decisions on the next round of cuts will be made later, after department heads submit their responses. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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