He's already asking the state's constitutional offices to cut their budgets by at least 9 percent.
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon plans to cut her budget by 9.4 percent and request $1.9 million for fiscal year 2013.
That's down from $2.1 million for the current year and the lowest requested appropriation in 16 years.
Secretary of State Jesse White's office is also looking into a 9.4 percent reduction.