EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWV State Agencies Facing Another Budget Cut
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Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 8, 2013 9:19 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
West Virginia state agencies could face budget cuts for the second time in two years.
Department of Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss sent a letter to agencies this week telling them to prepare both a base budget and one with a 7.5 percent cut.
State Budget Director Mike McKown told the Charleston Daily Mail that agencies should expect a 7.5 percent budget reduction.
McKown said the state faces a more than $300 million budget gap for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2014.
Kiss' letter attributes the budget gap to several factors. They include Medicaid, a slowdown in the coal industry, declining lottery revenues due to competition in border states and a sluggish national economy.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin had called for similar cuts for the current fiscal year.
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