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Dorn: Superintendent’s office defying budget-cut order

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Sep. 29, 2011 at 9:42 pm with No Comments »
October 25, 2011 9:08 am

Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has told Gov. Chris Gregoire that his office won’t submit a budget proposal, saying that her orders to cut another 10 percent to education violate the state constitution.

Seeing a sinking revenue forecast, Gregoire has ordered all agencies to cut their budgets 10 percent. Lawmakers are returning to Olympia in November for a special session to deal with another shortfall that could grow to $2 billion.

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