Governor Mead to Present Budget Cuts to Lawmakers
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Governor Matt Mead is set to unveil to Lawmakers Tuesday budget cuts he says will likely require a small number of state employee layoffs.
Downturns in energy revenues are forcing Mead to propose 8 percent cuts to the $3 billion budget state lawmakers approved for the two-year funding cycle starting July 1.
Mead says the departments of health, family services, corrections, the University of Wyoming and community colleges will be hit the hardest.
Mead says his office will continue refining the cuts until he presents them. He says he's not happy about them because they will affect both state programs and the private sector.
Kari Gray is Mead's Chief of Staff. She said Monday it appears about 10 state employees will lose their jobs.