For those who say further responsible spending reductions are not possible, they are wrong.
He said that spending reductions would provide a large part of what the Administration hoped to cut from the deficit by 1997.
The Democratic plan takes longer to end the red ink and makes smaller spending reductions.
They would prefer tax increases to any significant spending reductions.
This year the Governor recommended the largest spending reduction in state programs since taking office.
He seems to be trying to bluff Republicans into accepting other spending reductions or tax increases.
It would be a one-time spending reduction of $623 million, without any impact on state services this year.
For example, the tax increase on Social Security benefits was counted as a spending reduction.
First, we cannot back down from the planned spending reductions.
Nearly 30 percent of the spending reductions are in state agency costs.