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5:03 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Legislature sends budget bill to the Governor

The Wyoming House and Senate have reached a budget agreement on a $78 million supplemental budget and will send it to the Governor for his consideration.  While there was no discussion in the Senate, several representatives in the House were concerned that instead of cutting government…the legislature is spending more.  But House Appropriations Chairman Steve Harshman says most of the money is one-time spending.

“It’s the University of Wyoming Cap-Con and their Engineering building, its fires $32 million, its cities, towns and counties $20 million, and it was $15 million to the landfill account,” says Harshman. “Those were the big drivers.  The rest of it are a little bit of $10,000 here and $10,000 there and the bills that you passed.”

Governor Matt Mead will have three working days to review and act on the bill.