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Budget Cuts

Cheyenne hospital looks for $17 million in cuts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne Regional Medical Center plans to cut $17 million in spending over two years but wants to avoid layoffs.

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2 Powell County deputies laid off; sheriff left with 2

2 Powell County deputies laid off; sheriff left with 2

BUTTE — Powell County is laying off two sheriff’s deputies because of uncertainties over federal funding and a failed mill levy increase, leaving the sheriff and two others to patrol a rural area the size of Delaware.

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Lewis and Clark, Helena national forests join forces as budgets shrink

HELENA – Bill Avey, forest supervisor for the Helena and Lewis and Clark National forests, pointed to a jumbled mass of topographical lines in the heart of the Bob Marshal Wilderness, searching for the location of a past forest fire. Finally his finger rested on the confluence of drainages.

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Gazette opinion: Cuts to public health investments help no one

In defiance of established research and common sense, investments in public health across the state and the country are being cleaved off by a Congress that continues to impose pennywise and pound-foolish budgetary constraints. If these investments continue to wither, the result is likely to…

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Wyoming Military Department finalizes furlough order

CHEYENNE — More than 400 Wyoming Military Department employees will be required to take off 11 days without pay this summer because of federal budget cuts.

June 11, 2013 5:03 pmLoading…

University of Wyoming trims 54 jobs in budget cutting

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming has eliminated 54 faculty and staff positions to meet state budget cuts, but all the job cuts have been achieved through attrition.

May 06, 2013 2:46 pmLoading…
Task force to prevent Montana military cuts considered

Task force to prevent Montana military cuts considered

HELENA — A Great Falls legislator wants to create a task force aimed at preventing military cutbacks in the state.

March 11, 2013 2:36 pm Related Loading…
Park cuts reverberate to surrounding communities

Park cuts reverberate to surrounding communities

Cooke City may be a little quieter than usual this spring. That’s because the isolated mountain town of 75 on the northeast edge of Yellowstone National Park won’t have its snowed-in dead end on Highway 212 plowed until late May.

March 04, 2013 10:45 pm Photos


Wyoming lawmakers want agency budget cut plans

Wyoming lawmakers want agency budget cut plans

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Legislature intends to direct state agencies to prepare for a range of budget cuts despite Gov. Matt Mead's recent veto of a similar directive in the state's supplemental budget bill.

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White House: Automatic budget cuts would have wide effect in Montana

White House: Automatic budget cuts would have wide effect in Montana

HELENA — The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers are based only on the $85 billion in cuts for this fiscal year, from March-September, that are set to take effect Friday.

February 24, 2013 6:00 pm Related Loading…

Wyoming State Auditor: Cuts could cause big trouble

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead might want to keep his hands off the State Auditor's budget during the coming round of proposed 8 percent budget cuts.

June 23, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming Department of Family Services offers 30 positions to budget cuts

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Family Services is offering to eliminate 30 positions and $8 million in spending to meet Gov. Matt Mead’s request for 8 percent budget cuts for the coming two-year budget period.

June 23, 2012 11:45 pm Related Loading…

National Guard may undergo changes amid Defense cuts

CODY, Wyo. — The Wyoming National Guard is anticipating a small troop reduction and force realignment in parts of the state this spring, the adjutant general said this week.

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Wyoming legislative committee cuts health funding

CHEYENNE — A panel of Wyoming legislators has voted to deny Gov. Matt Mead's request to use state money to make up for expired federal stimulus funds that had gone to help support the Medicaid program.

January 26, 2012 3:10 pmLoading…
Mead says Wyoming budget cuts frustrating

Mead says Wyoming budget cuts frustrating

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday it's painful to have to trim his proposed budget in response to recent state revenue projections calling for a decline in state revenues due to lower natural gas prices.

January 24, 2012 8:00 pmLoading…

Budget cuts could close Casper corrections facility

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Department of Corrections could handle a 2 percent budget reduction but a 5 percent cut would mean shutting down programs like the 100-bed Casper re-entry treatment program. And, an 8 percent cut, Corrections Director Robert Lampert said Monday, would severely impact all…

January 16, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyo. lawmakers say brace for budget cuts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Top Wyoming lawmakers are directing state agencies to brace for possible budget cuts.

November 21, 2011 5:22 pmLoading…

Wyoming budget committee proposes cuts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The state Legislature's budget committee decided Friday to ask state agencies to submit cuts of 5 to 8 percent in their standard operating budgets.

November 04, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

Federal cuts threaten Wyoming civic education programs

CASPER, Wyo. -- Teenagers don't expect adults to listen to them.

April 28, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

SD2 mulls proposed budget from Legislature

As the new version of the state budget passed another hurdle with state lawmakers on Tuesday, Billings School District 2 officials have been watching closely and making some rough calculations.

April 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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