Wyoming governor signs two-year state budget with 19 vetoes

Wyoming News March 13, 2020

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Wyoming governor signs two-year state budget with 19 vetoes

CHEYENNE, Wyo. | By MEAD GRUVER (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has signed a two-year state budget while vetoing 19 sections that include across-the-board spending cuts to address falling revenue from the state’s coal, oil and natural gas industries.

Gordon’s approval of the fiscal 2021-22 budget by late afternoon, Thursday, gave the House and Senate just 7 hours to override any of his line-item vetoes before lawmakers adjourned for the year at midnight.

One budget area Gordon vetoed sought to save $1 million a year by telling the governor to eliminate unspecified positions. Gordon says should be more specific and targeted.

Gordon also vetoed an across-the-board, 1% cut for agency budgets.

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