STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of All State Departments and Agencies
RE : Limiting Expenditures for F.Y. 1974
WHEREAS, until there is positive action by the Special Session of the 127th General Assembly scheduled to convene on or about October 30, 1973, current estimates of revenues and expenditures indicate the State of Delaware will end Fiscal 1974 with a deficit in the General Fund; and
WHEREAS, sound management practices dictate that measures be taken to lessen the impact of this possible situation;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order the following:
UNTIL AMENDED, REVISED OR CANCELLED
BY SUBSEQUENT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THIS OFFICE:
1. A moratorium is placed on the hiring of personnel to fill new positions and existing vacancies.
2. Expenditures of General Fund appropriations for out-of-state travel are prohibited.
3. The above prohibitions and limitations do not apply to the Legislative and Judicial branches of government.
APPROVED this 24th day of July, 1973.
SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT
ROBERT H. REED
Secretary of State