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Culver says state budget cuts are coming

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Gov. Chet Culver says he will have more to say about proposed cuts to state agency budgets next week.

Speaking in a conference call Tuesday, Culver told reporters he and Lt. Gov. Patty Judge will review proposals to trim budgets from state agencies and expect to make decisions soon. He says he will roll out a plan next week.

State officials are expecting budget problems because tax revenues are slowing at a time when previous state commitments will require additional spending.

Culver talked with reporters after meeting in Philadelphia with fellow governors as well as President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden.

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