CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed the $3.2 billion budget bill that calls for keeping Wyoming's spending flat over the coming two years.
Mead signed the bill on Thursday in Cheyenne with only limited line-item vetoes that don't appear likely to prompt protests from lawmakers.
Mead credited members of the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee, which meets throughout the year, for their work setting state budget priorities.
The budget keeps spending for state agencies generally flat at first but requires agencies to present plans to cut their budgets by 4 percent next year in response to falling natural gas prices
Republican Rep. Rosie Berger of Big Horn and Laramie Republican Sen. Phil Nicholas said they think the budget will serve the state well over the next two years.