Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford announced Monday he is cutting his own budget another
three percent. The budget cut follows similar action last fiscal year when Rutherford self imposed a
2 perecent reduction in the budget. Since Rutherford took office, his budget cuts will result in a
funding level that hasn't been this low since 1999. Rutherford says he made cuts by reorganizing
his existing staff, reducing the vehicle fleet, funding fewer state paid mobile telephones, closing
satellite offices, reducing land line telephones and implemented a plan to buy in bulk.