Expenditure Reductions

WHEREAS, the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council has adopted revised revenue forecasts for the 1983-85 Biennium that have lowered the amount of state General Fund revenue that is to be collected by the state;

WHEREAS, the state General Fund appropriation levels for the 1983-85 Biennium are higher than the revised revenue forecasts; and

WHEREAS, state General Fund expenditures must not exceed revenues;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Booth Gardner, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby request all agency managers to develop expenditure reduction plans for the remainder of the 1983-85 Biennium. The plans are to be applicable to all state General Fund appropriations and should be implemented in accordance with instructions to be issued by the Director of the Office of Financial Management.

Since the flexible expenditure reduction plans developed by agency managers wall enable the state to generate far greater savings than a strict freeze, this Order supersedes EO 85-0l, which is hereby rescinded.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
2nd day of April A.D., Nineteen hundred and eighty-five.

Booth Gardner
Governor of Washington


Secretary of State