Wyoming Lawmakers Override Veto, Uphold State Hiring Freeze
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on a supplemental budget bill before Wyoming lawmakers after line-item vetoes by Gov. Matt Mead:
8:25 p.m. Friday
The Wyoming Legislature has upheld a state hiring freeze but not certain state budget cuts that were opposed by Gov. Matt Mead.
Mead exercised his line-item veto authority Thursday and tried to block the freeze as well as cuts affecting the Wyoming Business Council, Department of Corrections and Wyoming Pipeline Authority budgets.
The House and Senate voted by wide margins Friday to keep the hiring freeze in place, including currently vacant positions in corrections.
The overrides required margins of more than 2 to 1 in both chambers.
The Legislature failed to override Mead's veto of cuts affecting the three agencies. The votes happened in the waning hours of this year's legislative session.