Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he believes the state is in good shape going into the legislative budget session that starts next week.
Mead's State of the State address will kick off the legislative session that starts Monday in Cheyenne. Lawmakers have set aside four weeks to craft a budget for the two-year funding period that starts July 1.
Mead told The Associated Press today that he's generally satisfied with the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee's recommendations on his budget proposals.
The Governor is recommending two-point-five percent pay raises for University of Wyoming and state employees, for each of the next two years.
Governor Matt Mead is also proposing one-time two percent pay hikes for Community College and K-12 Education employees. The governor made the recommendations in his proposed two year budget for the fiscal year that begins in July. Mead says it’s been several years since state and U-W employees have received a raise.