DOT Cuts 

Those plans are in, and the Department of Transportation could be one of the hardest hit, having to cut $39,000,000.

Transportation Commissioner David Cole submitted the DOT’s proposal, which includes nearly 150 job cuts.

The bulk of those positions, Cole says, are vacant right now, but he adds it’s a significant impact.

The reduction plans come as a way of filling in a $500,000,000 gap for the next two year budget.

80% of the general fund is split between the Department of Education and Health and Human Services.

The state’s top finance officer, Ryan Low, expects significant cuts in those areas as well.

Low says every agency and department has submitted proposals, which will be reviewed during the next 4 to 6 weeks.