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Eye On Olympia

Gregoire on revenue forecast: Take 2 percent more out of your budgets, state agencies

Gov. Chris Gregoire is ordering cabinet-level state agencies to cut their employee costs by 2 percent more than budgeted.

"Agencies can hire employees where needed to accomplish their core business and enact the reforms I am asking for, but they cannot exceed the cap I am instituting today," she said.

She's also asking higher education and state officials that oversee other agencies to also cut back.

Short takes and breaking news from the Washington Legislature and the state capital.