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UW Making Budget Cuts/Wyoming News Briefs

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has eliminated 54 faculty and staff positions to meet state budget cuts. UW also is reducing non-personnel support budgets and scholarships. UW's operating

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Game & Fish Commission Discusses Service Cuts

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials say entire programs may be in jeopardy in 2015 because of a lack of funding.

Game and Fish Commissioner Aaron Clark says the state Game and Fish Commission and department officials want to hear public comment when considering those decisions

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Game & Fish Looks At Cuts After Fee Hikes Nixed

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is considering a range of cuts after the Legislature decided not to approve license fee increases.

The cuts could include not stocking more than a million fish next year

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University of Wyoming
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Governor’s Budge Plan Cuts $11.4M From UW

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming would see its state funding cut by about $11.4 million under Gov. Matt Mead's budget recommendations.

However, Mead's proposal would provide money for merit pay raises for UW employees and for one of the largest building projects ever undertaken at the university

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GOP Senator Outlines $68 Billion In Defense Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the Senate's leading fiscal conservatives says that defense spending could be slashed by $68 billion over 10 years if the military stopped spending millions on running grocery stores, operating its own schools and developing a roll-up version of beef jerky.

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Federal Cuts Irk Gov. Matt Mead

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead says he's upset with last week's vote in Congress cutting federal Abandoned Mine Land payments to the state.
Both houses of Congress voted last week to limit all states to $15 million a year of AML funding

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Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead
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Wyoming Agencies Give Mead Proposed Cuts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said he plans to review state agency proposals for how to trim their budgets by 8 percent in the fiscal year that begins in July of next year.

Falling natural gas prices recently prompted Mead to direct state government agencies to double the 4-percent cuts that the Wyoming Legislature had demanded

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Senator John Barrasso
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Barrasso, Enzi Concerned About Nuclear Force Cuts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso have joined a bipartisan coalition of senators in expressing concerns over proposed cuts in the U.S. nuclear forces.

The two Wyoming Republicans joined other senators in sending a letter with their concerns to the chairman and ranking member of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee

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Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis
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Rep. Lummis Wants No Cuts In ICBM Force

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Rep. Cynthia Lummis and others are asking Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to spare America's land-based intercontinental ballistic missile force any cuts.

The Wyoming Republican says that while federal spending cuts are necessary the ICBM force should be maintained at its current levels because of its critical strategic importance

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