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Thu February 21, 2013
Governor vetoes portions of the budget bill
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has line item vetoed three areas of the state supplemental budget. The governor vetoed a section that involved the management of surplus state money and he vetoed a section that required state agencies to consider more budget cuts. Mead says it doesn’t make sense for agencies to re-do that exercise, especially since it’s possible that the state may get more revenue.
“I remind everyone that they asked for four percent cuts last year and I had the agencies prepare eight percent cuts. So I think I’ve got a track record of making sure that we be fiscally conservative. But I don’t think it’s an easy process to make the agencies just prepare cuts,” says Mead.
The Governor also vetoed a section limiting spending on forest fires. Lawmakers could decide to attempt to override the vetoes.