State budget cuts finalized
Governor reduces budget by one third, warns that more is coming
September 3, 2020
The specifics of budget cuts that amount to a ten percent reduction in the state’s expenditures have now been formally announced, affecting the state’s agencies, boards and commissions alike. Governor Mark Gordon spoke to the reductions at a press conference last week, commenting that the cuts “are going to be devastating,” but at the same time, “they are necessary.”
The cuts total $250 million, with an additional $80 million in cuts to maintenance of state buildings and those at the university and community colleges. It has taken two to three months to finalize the specifics, s...