More State Budget Cuts Proposed for Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The draft supplemental budget bill being introduced in the state Legislature proposes to cut about another $30 million from state government operations.
The Joint Appropriations Committee this week approved the draft and lawmakers are tentatively scheduled to begin debate on it next week in Cheyenne.
The $30 million reduction would be in addition to the $245.2 million general fund cuts identified by Gov. Matt Mead and the judicial branch.
The legislative proposal also includes a reduction of 135 full-time positions and 10 part-time positions.
In addition, it would require Mead to identify 75 additional positions to eliminate by the end of the 2017-2018 biennium.
The budget cuts are being brought on by a loss of state revenue from the downturn in Wyoming's energy industry.