Greogire Signs Executive Order For State Agency Cuts - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Greogire Signs Executive Order For State Agency Cuts

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed an executive order directing across-the-board cuts to state programs. In the order issued Monday, Gregoire says the exact amount of
spending cuts will be determined after the updated state revenue forecast is issued on Thursday.

Based on recent bleak tax collections that show less money going into the state's treasury, Gregoire has told agencies to prepare for cuts of up to 7 percent.

Under her order, new spending cuts would take effect Oct. 1. Gregoire issued the order hours before she was set to leave on an 11-day trade mission to Asia.

The Democratic governor plans to visit the World Expo in Shanghai, stop in other Chinese cities and visit Vietnam.
      
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