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Governor warns of more budget cuts

August 15, 2004

Albany -- Governor Sonny Perdue warned state department heads this week that they'll be asked to continue slashing their budgets, despite improving revenues.

Perdue says tax revenue increases predicted for next year will be almost entirely eaten up by state employee pay raises and the ballooning cost of education and health care.

"There may be things that we can't do any longer but these expenditures that we have with Medicaid and health plans, they are almost uncontrollable and we got to do a better job of managing that ,"says Perdue.

The Governor's request isn't good news for many state departments hoping that relief would come soon, after more than two years of cuts.

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