Top lawmakers applaud Gov. Mead's budget proposal

2013-12-02T16:05:00Z 2013-12-02T17:06:05Z Top lawmakers applaud Gov. Mead's budget proposalThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 02, 2013 4:05 pm  • 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Top Wyoming lawmakers say they support Gov. Matt Mead's proposal for funding state employee pay raises in the coming legislative session but also say they're concerned about future state revenues.

Senate President Tony Ross of Cheyenne and House Speaker Tom Lubnau of Gillette said Monday they generally support the budget recommendations that Mead released Friday.

The Republican lawmakers said they agree with Mead's proposal to increase pay for state workers, many of whom haven't seen a raise since 2009.

And Ross and Lubnau said they expect the full Legislature next year will agree with Mead that the state shouldn't expand the federal Medicaid to over health coverage to more than 16,000 low-income adults.

Mead will present his budget recommendations to members of the Joint Appropriations Committee in Cheyenne next week.

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