On December 20, 1982, I issued Executive Order 82-25, which ordered across-the-board reductions in state General Fund expenditures of 2.2 percent of each agency's total biennial appropriations. I have today approved portions of Senate Bill 3258 that will bring in additional revenues during the remainder of this biennium. For this reason, the cuts ordered by EO 82-25 need not be imposed.
However, the revenues that will be generated by those portions of Senate Bill 3258 that I have approved will be insufficient to meet all of the needs of the state for this biennium. Therefore, shortly after the latest revenue forecasts from the Office of Financial Management become available, and in the absence of further legislative action, which I have requested, a new Executive Order will issue ordering cuts to compensate for the revenue shortfall anticipated at that time.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Spellman, Governor of the state of Washington, by virtue of the authority vested in me, do hereby rescind EO 82-25.