Governor Matt Mead will present his budget for the next two years on December first. In a media release from his office, the governor says he's finishing work on a fiscally conservative budget.
Mead says he is trying to protect Wyoming from predictions of flattening revenues in the next few years.
Earlier in November, the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee asked state agencies to prepare scenarios for 5 and 8 percent budget cuts in standard or ongoing budgets. He says cuts like that in such a short time could bring unintended consequences.
Mead says he's pleased with the progressing work on the budget. The budget has involved work from state agencies and leaders from the Legislature. Mead hopes he can continue to work with legislature in order to build a fiscally conservative budget that invests in areas of Wyoming that will make it better.