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Gov. McDonnell Orders State Agencies To Prepare For Budget Cuts

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Richmond, VA—Governor Bob McDonnell ordered state agencies to prepare plans to cut their budgets right away, citing a "fiscal cliff" that could cause a second recession.

State agencies were asked to reduce their operating budgets by four percent. Agency heads must submit their plans for budget reductions by November 21.

The memo states rising health care costs as one reason among several for the mandatory cuts.

This is a developing story…stay with 8News for updates, and watch our full report on the budget cuts tonight at 11 PM.

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