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Topic - Martin Kent
Virginia. Gov. Bob McDonnell, citing the looming "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and spending cuts set to kick in at the start of next year, a sluggish economy and other budget pressures, is ordering state agency heads to outline potential cuts of 4 percent to their departments.
Mr. Kent wrote that agencies should focus on the lowest priorities, rather than personnel, and on recurring savings instead of one-time cuts.
Higher education institutions were not included for the purposes of the memo but will be addressed separately, he wrote.