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Gov. Gordon announces budget cuts

Gov. Mark Gordon (R) Wyoming, speaks at a press conference Wednesday.
Gov. Mark Gordon (R) Wyoming, speaks at a press conference Wednesday.(KCWY)
Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 8:43 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon provided details Wednesday on state agencies’ budget cuts.

A Republican, Gordon announced agencies have submitted plans to reduce spending by 10 percent.

The reductions come as state revenues are down as the economy has slowed due to low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic.

He said cuts include include dollars for mental health, sex offender programs, children’s programs, elder care, Department of Environmental Quality industrial sighting and out-of-state travel for state agencies.

“None of that’s good. It means the level of service the state will give its citizens will be reduced,” Gordon said. “But as governor, these are choices I have to make. I have no other alternatives.”

He said state agencies will soon be asked to cut another 10 percent, totalling 20 percent in cuts.

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