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Governor Releases Supplemental Budget Proposal

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Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon released his supplemental budget proposal Monday, which includes additional cuts on top of the 10 percent cuts that he implemented in July. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Supplemental Budget Proposal

The Governor’s proposed supplemental budget would cut state funding by more than $500 million and fulfills his constitutional requirement to present a balanced budget. Governor Gordon said the proposed budget reflects total cuts to state agencies averaging 15 percent while seeking to preserve the health, safety and welfare of Wyoming citizens.

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Gordon said the cuts will impact every community in the state.

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The proposed supplemental budget includes reductions of approximately 15 percent to the University of Wyoming and the State’s 7 community colleges. Also among the Governor’s total proposed cuts is $135 million to the Wyoming Department of Health. The programs affected by the WDH cuts will impact healthcare coverage for disabled and low-income residents, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, and developmental preschools.



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    Fred Osborn

    November 17, 2020 at 7:54 am

    It is past time to pay the fiddler people.Your free ride is over.

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    Eleanor Rigby

    November 17, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Why cut funding for things like Healthcare for disabled and low-income? Why not make cuts to the Oil and Gas Commission.

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