Wyoming Governor Mead recommends $2.9 billion state budget

CHEYENNE, Wyo.- Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has recommended an almost $2.9 billion budget, which he says will leave about $24 million on the table. The governor said, “It looked like, to me particularly, earlier in the year we were going to have some great challenges, and we do have some challenges. But because revenue has improved, the challenges have not been as bad as we thought they were going to be.”

Because revenue is still not what it has been in the past, Governor Mead said the proposed budget for the 2018-2019 biennium that will be submitted to the legislative session will remain conservative.

The governor added, “As we prepared my budget, we understood the challenges, we understood that there were some needs out there, some exception requests that had to be addressed. But I’m pleased to report that we were able to put together a budget in its entirety without using any rainy day funds.”