Kemp Orders State Offices To Start Cutting Budgets

Aug 7, 2019

Gov. Brian Kemp is telling agencies around the state to prepare for spending cuts.

In a letter on Tuesday, Kemp directed government agencies to develop budget proposals with a 4% spending reduction this fiscal year, ending in June of 2020, and a 6% cut in fiscal year 2021, beginning July of next year.


 

The Governor's Office of Planning and Budget says all proposals will need to factor in a four-point priority plan laid out by the governor:

 

 

Budget proposals will need to factor in a four-point priority plan laid out by Gov. Brian Kemp.
Credit Governor's Office Of Planning And Budget

 

According to the AJC, this is the first time budget cut proposals have been requested since the Great Recession nearly a decade ago. 

 

Budget submissions and strategic plans must be sent in by Sept. 6.

 

Editor's Note: GPB is a state agency funded in part by the State of Georgia.