Governor Mead Asks Agency Heads to Look for Additional Budget Savings

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead sent a letter to state agency directors this week encouraging them to look for additional efficiencies in their budgets.

The state revenue shortfall, as Governor Mead told the Joint Appropriations Committee in June, could fall $240 to $510 million short of projection.

Mead has not ordered agencies to cut their budgets at this time, however, he did caution them to limit supplemental budget requests and that it’s possible the Legislature may implement additional cuts.

In a news release from the the Governor’s Office, Mead said that he anticipates that the Legislature may need to identify additional budget reductions. He said that he will continue to encourage the downsizing of programs versus across the board cuts. A copy of the letter can be viewed by clicking on the attachment below.

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