September 24, 2011

Tell the governor enough is enough on cuts!

On Sept. 22, state agencies unveiled possible cuts of 5 percent and 10 percent to address the still-growing state deficit.

Word leaked out many of the possible cuts will be brutal. E-mails and other information from your agency directors have been delivered to state employees. We believe those details will be shocking.

We believe the proposed cuts in such agencies as the Department of Corrections and the Department of Social and Health Services will be inconsistent with previous priorities as stated by the administration.

Enough is enough.

We’ve cut to the bone and into the marrow. The threat to public safety for our communities, the lives of vulnerable children and adults, the quality of care for disabled citizens and much more is too great.

We need flexible alternatives and agencies must work with our members at the bargaining table to work on solutions that save this state.

And with the national debate on finding new revenue for vital services, we need to have the same debate here.


Call the governor via the toll-free hotline at 1-800-562-6000.

Urge the governor to join with us in supporting new revenue and closing corporate tax loopholes to head off devastating cuts.

Enough is enough! Feel free to add information specific to your agency.

The hotline is open from 8 a.m.-12 noon and 1-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also contact the governor via her online e-mail form at:

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