Governor Matt Mead released his proposed state budget for the next two years. The governor says it includes opportunities for savings and cuts 17 million dollars from the existing budget. But some in the legislature hope to cut even more in coming weeks. Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports.
A moment ago we heard about efforts to reduce the state budget, now we will get the opinion of governor Matt Mead. The governor announced 17 million dollars in budget reductions in his first budget Thursday. But that was far short of what some lawmakers want. He joins us from his office in Cheyenne.
Originally published on Mon December 5, 2011 12:28 pm
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration, who among other duties is in charge of the nation's air traffic controllers, was charged with driving while intoxicated Saturday night in Fairfax, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C.
And Federal News Radio says Jerome "Randy" Babbitt has now been "placed on a leave of absence." The Associated Press reports that the leave was "at Babbitt's request."