Matt Mead on Government Reform
6% reduction for most agencies; 10% for Governor's Office
I have recommended a reduction to the standard budget of over 6%. This reduces ongoing spending by over $60 million a year. I took it agency by agency--not an across the board cut. I wanted to lead by example, so my proposal has a 10% reduction for the
Governor's Office and Governor's Residence--hard to do but doable. Some state agencies have 8% reductions, some less. For community colleges and the University, the reduction is about 6%.
My recommendations also reduce the size of government, eliminating 86 vacant positions.
Regarding budget reductions, we know that some feel they are too deep. We also know that some in the Legislature feel they need to be deeper.
For those who feel more cuts are needed, this session is the time to weigh in, not with conceptual ideas, but with specific cuts to specific agencies and programs. I have made my recommendations and I look forward to seeing your budget reductions.
Source: 2013 State of the State Speech to Wyoming Legislature
, Jan 9, 2013
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