In October, the state was working to patch a $795 million shortfall. * Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. brought the Legislature back for a special session in September to institute a 3 percent acrossthe board budget cut. * In October, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine anounced 500 layoffs, a hiring freeze and cancelled raises because of a $900 million budget shortfall. * Georgia, faced with a $2 billion shortfall, is contemplating cuts of up to 10 percent at state agencies.
BUDGET BLUES Anonymous State Legislatures; Dec 2008; 34, 10; Docstoc pg. 10 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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