STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of all State Departments and Agencies
RE: Limiting Expenditures for Remainder of Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1970.
WHEREAS, we must be constantly vigilant to assure wise and prudent expenditures of State funds; and
WHEREAS, sound fiscal management requires that we have an adequate cash balance in the General Fund on June 30, 1970;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order as follows:
1. The Hiring Moratorium stipulated in Executive Order Number Five dated April 15, 1969, shall be continued. Exceptions shall be granted only in cases of critical need.
2. For the period May 1, 1970 to June 30, 1970, total expenditures of General Fund non-salary appropriations shall be limited to 50 per cent of the total unencumbered balance available April 30, 1970. Any exceptions must be approved by the Budget Director.
Approved this 1st day of May, 1970.
(GREAT SEAL) RUSSELL W. PETERSON
Secretary of State