Contact Us

Local Government Wary Of Legislative Budget Decisions

Karen Snyder, K2 Radio

Despite Governor Matt Mead’s assurance in the face of further budget cuts, that he’ll look to maintain promised dollars to counties and municipalities, Natrona County government officials are wary.

Listen here,

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

“The best we can hope for is that the legislature will go along with the Governor’s request and give us that extra money, because we’re all hurting. And I’m not being greedy. I’m saying it’s basically to survive.”

Natrona County Commission Chair Ed Opella  says he believes his fellow members of the County Commissioners Association feel the same way.

The legislature, however, has the final word. He says funds are mostly needed for infrastructure. Any new hiring he says would be done with great care.

“Because if you go adding people at this time with revenues being down your committing suicide, because your probably gonna have to lay somebody off after that.”

A recent suggestion to create a separate parks department, he says, would not entail any new hires and a request for an additional code enforcement officer will only be done on a part-time basis.

Best of K2 Radio

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://k2radio.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for K2 Fan Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive K2 Fan Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.