State budget slashed by ten percent
Further cuts coming, says governor
July 23, 2020
“Put simply, we don’t have enough income,” said Governor Mark Gordon last week as he announced a 10% cut across the board on the state’s budget. Wyoming has lost roughly a third of the income it counts on the pay the bills for every program in the state, the governor said, and further cuts will be coming.
Revenue projections suggest that the state’s general fund will have an almost $1 billion shortfall, plus an additional $500 million for school funding. Budget reductions will include mandatory furloughs, a reduction in major maintenance spending, consolidation of human resources...