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Wyo Budget Approved on Second Reading

February 7, 2013 State of Wyoming, Teton County No Comments
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The Wyoming Legislature concluded the 2nd reading of the supplemental budget bill yesterday.  The supplemental budget makes over $60 million in cuts in programs throughout state government, but appropriates close to $80 million in new spending, including $55 million toward building a new Engineering Building at the University of Wyoming.  State Representative Keith Gingery of Jackson Hole offered a budget amendment to remove the $55 million for the new engineering building.  Gingery argued that it does not make sense to make over $60 million in cuts to programs ranging from mental health, developmental preschools, unemployed worker training, but then turn around and give UW nearly that amount toward a new engineering building.  Gingery’s amendment failed.

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