Legislature Considers Supplemental Budget

by Jeff Schuman, jschuman@k2tv.com 
This week, both houses of the Wyoming Legislature will consider the supplemental state budget. 
The 2013 budget includes almost $77-million in general fund spending, $10-million in federal funds, and over $55-million in other funds.

In the face of low natural gas prices and falling demand for coal, state revenue in the coming years is expected to remain flat at best. 
The $146-million budget already includes many cuts. As recommended by Governor Mead, the budget cuts general spending by just over $62-million. But as K2's Jeff Schuman reports, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee believes even more cuts will be made.