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Wyoming governor says budget cuts likely in coming months

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January 15, 2012


CHEYENNE, Wyoming: Governor Matt Mead (R) said that agencies across Wyoming should plan for possible budgets cuts.[1]

Mead requested that agencies propose three separate budgets -- with cuts of two, five and eight percent, respectively.[2]

According to Mead, the state's projected revenue is more than $100 million less than was initially predicted in July 2011. In December, Mead proposed a $3.4 billion budgets that was joined with a $87 appropriation for legislators to hand out as they see fit.[1]

The Wyoming Legislature will be in session from February 13 – March 9 in 2012.

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