Governor Douglas orders cuts on state travel expenses

first_img“The Governor has asked us to be sure the executive branch ofstate government is taking responsible steps to reduce expenses and be certainthat every taxpayer dollar is being invested in programs to protect the mostvulnerable or encourage economic growth,” Smith said. Douglas Administration toReduce State Employee TravelLimits will save about $1 Million “Our ultimate goal is to reduce out of state travel by at least25 percent between now and July 1, 2009.  We expect this to save nearly $1million dollars,” said Secretary of Administration Michael Smith.  ### Montpelier, Vt. – (April 12, 2008) The Douglasadministration Friday notified state managers that effective immediately allout of state travel requiring overnight stays must be approved by the Secretaryof Administration.  This authority had previously been delegated to mostagency and department headslast_img

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