By Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia’s lieutenant governor says he’s giving up some of his pay in light of impending state budget cuts.

Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan announced Wednesday that he would voluntarily forgo 14% of his $91,609 salary in the budget year beginning July 1. Duncan would give up $12,825 leaving him with a salary of $78,784.

That 14% is the current level of projected reductions that agencies are being asked to prepare as lawmakers try to patch together a spending plan for the upcoming budget year. That would be an almost $4 billion decline in what had been projected to be $28 billion in state revenue, outfall from the COVID-19 crisis that has stalled economic activity.

“As we work through the budget process ahead of us it will be necessary for everyone to make sacrifices, and I will do my part and take a cut as well,” Duncan said in a statement

A former minor-league baseball player, Duncan has worked in marketing and has consulted with health and construction companies.

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