Agencies Ordered to Propose 10 Percent Budget Cuts

State agencies looking for money in next year's budget won't find any — at least not at first. State legislative leaders ordered them to cut 10 percent from their current budgets when writing their spending proposals for the next two-year budget.

No programs or services are being cut right now. Instead, agencies preparing their budget requests in anticipation of the legislative session that begins in January are being asked to show what they would do with less money. Lawmakers cut the state budget during their 2011 session and some program advocates and agencies were hoping that, with increases in ...

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