State Representative Greg Snowden Discusses Issues

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

The recent budget cut along with other legislative decisions will likely impact various agencies of the state.

State Representative Greg Snowden of District 33 discussed some of the recent measures taken. He says he hopes this third cut is the last one.

"I hope not. We've made more than 400 million dollar cut in this current budget, but as he said yesterday, he cannot assure us that we won't have more cuts in this budget year. You know, the state, unlike the federal government, has to live within its means. We have to balance the budget the balance every year," says Snowden.

And because the state has to balance its budget, it needs to take different steps to do so. Snowden believes layoffs are a possibility.

"Well I would assume, first of all there would be some layoffs. I think a lot of people assume that. When you cut an agency 8 percent, 9 percent as most of the agencies are cut, really you can't make that kind of adjustment without some personnel adjustments, so I'm afraid some state workers are going to loose their jobs or at least be furloughed," explains Snowden.

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