Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has proposed a $64 million dollar cut out of his budget request to the Joint Appropriations Committee, which is in the process of “marking up” the Governor's proposed budget.
The amended budget calls for no raises for state government, community college and University of Wyoming employees.
Mead's amended budget doesn't cut funds allocated for local governments; however, Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey says that as it currently stands, the City's day-to-day operations would take a severe hit.
Mead has proposed the budget cut in response to the CREG report released earlier this month that showed that lower natural gas prices could result in $100 million less for the state in revenue than what was originally projected over the biennium.
The JAC will continue to work on the budget this week in Cheyenne. The budget session will begin Monday, February 13th.