Gov. Mead: $248M in budget reductions, 677 private sector jobs lost

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - The Joint Appropriations Committee is meeting this morning to discuss agency budget cuts, June 21. Gov. Matt Mead opened the meeting stating that declining revenues from coal, gas, and oil, have greatly impacted his recommendations for budgets cuts to the JAC. For the budget beginning July 1, $248 million will be cut statewide along with 677 private sector layoffs. The greatest cut will be coming from the Wyoming Dept. of Health at $90 million. We will have an update to budget reductions to other sectors as they are discussed today. #shortgo #news #whatshappening