Under the direction of Governor Matt Mead, state budget officials are preparing future fiscal year financial plans to be operational with eight percent fewer funds.
This financial planning is preparatory for a worst-case scenario, and is the type of planning that helps Wyoming run a balanced budget. Sheridan County state legislature, Rosie Berger, is chair of the state's House of Representative Appropriations Committee. She said it's unlikely that programs will be cut entirely.
Berger seemed confident that critical areas of state operations will be funded enough to be fully functional.
Mead's original direction to plan for budget cuts exempted health care, but did apply to education.