Facing a $456.1 million state budget shortfall, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear along with several other state officials Monday announced that they would each cut their salaries by 10% in 2009.

The action would cut the governor’s pay to $111,945 from $124,383. Lieut. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo also agreed to the pay cut, dropping his pay to $91,437 from $101,596.

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