I, John Spellman, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby declare that a financial emergency in the state General Fund exists because anticipated revenues are insufficient to meet anticipated expenditures for the remainder of this biennium.
Pursuant to chapter 43.88 RCW and effective immediately, I hereby direct a revision of allotments of appropriations from the state General Fund to all state agencies except agencies headed by elected officials but including state General Fund allotments to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for distribution to local school districts in support of state-wide programs. Each affected agency shall reduce its expenditures from the state General Fund by 4.1 percent of the agency's total biennial state General Fund appropriations. This reduction shall be in addition to the savings targets established pursuant to Executive Order 82-07.
I believe these necessary measures of economy should be shared by all agencies and officials concerned with the functions of state government. Therefore, I ask that the Legislative Budget Committee direct all agencies headed by other state elected officials to reduce their expenditures in the same amount as all other agencies, under the provisions of RCW 43.88.115.
The Director of the Office of Financial Management will issue the detailed instructions that are necessary to implement this order.