Gov. Butch Otter said, "On Monday we will be announcing for 2011 a no-growth budget." He noted that even though he's not imposed additional holdbacks on the current year's budget since his September announcement of a 4 percent cut, state agencies have been put on notice to be ready for additional cuts of around 2 percent. "Even though there was no formal announcement, even though there was no executive order, that has been there for quite some time," the governor said.
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