Budget

Gov. Mead To Act On State Budget
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead intends to take action Thursday on the supplemental budget bill the state Legislature has approved. Renny MacKay is spokesman for the governor. MacKay says Mead will take action on the budget bill before heading out of state for a meeting of the National G…
Senate Democrats Craft Bill To Avert Budget Cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats have prepared a plan to slice the Pentagon’s budget by $3 billion a year in an attempt to avoid far steeper cuts this year that defense hawks warn would cripple the military. Majority Leader Harry Reid hopes to stage a vote on the measure before $…
House GOP Bill Calls Attention To Obama On Budget
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House has passed a bill that’s intended to call attention to President Barack Obama’s failure to offer a balanced budget during his years in office. Democrats say the legislation is a political gimmick, and it’s sure to be ignored by D…
Supt. Hill Seeks $6.3 Million Budget
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is seeking more than $6 million for her newly reorganized office over the next 17 months. Gov. Matt Mead has recommended just over $2 million. The Legislature is working on the budget this week. Last week, Hill was stripped…
Gov. Mead Wants To Meet With Lawmakers Over Budget Issues
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead says he hopes to meet with Wyoming lawmakers over the next year to try to resolve a fundamental disagreement over whether the state should be putting its extra cash into permanent savings or into the state’s rainy day fund. Mead has recommended that…
Obama To Ask For Short Term Budget Plan
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials say President Barack Obama will ask Congress to come up with tens of billions of dollars in short-term spending cuts and tax revenue to put off the automatic across the board cuts that are scheduled to kick in March 1. Obama will make his request Tuesda…
Gov. Mead Plans Press Briefing As Budget Advances
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead plans to meet with reporters today in Cheyenne as the state Legislature enters the second half of its ongoing general session. Lawmakers are working the budget bill this week and Mead is likely to face questions about the Joint Appropriations Committee…
Wyo. Legislature Faces Budget Talks In 2013 Session
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming House Speaker-elect Tom Lubnau says crafting a supplemental state budget will be the “overriding concern” as lawmakers open the 2013 session Tuesday. The Gillette Republican says, “With the decrease in income that the state has, there’…
Budget Deal Sends Stocks Shooting Higher
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving sharply higher on Wall Street after lawmakers reached a last-minute budget agreement to avert sweeping tax increases and cuts to government spending programs. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 227 points at 13,331 shortly before midday Tuesday, the firs…

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