The Wyoming State Capitol the way many of us see it, over the hoods of our pickups as we are driving in Cheyenne.
Yesterday it was announced that Governor Mead has ordered State agencies to trim their budgets by 8%, in light of lower than expected revenues. It's possible that this won't be the last such order either.
I have a big post on the Wyoming economy coming up, and government spending will be part of the topic in it (with the comment probably not being what folks would expect), so I won't comment too much here but this is an obvious part of the ripple effect of low coal and oil prices, which will itself have a ripple effect. Some of the agencies are reorganizing right now to save money, and not necessarily in the way you might suspect.
A couple of small items on this. First, as noted, I'm going to write out a big post on the Wyoming economy shortly. It's about half done now, but it's probably a good thing I didn't get it all done as this would have impacted it a bit (and of course it's not like this page has high readership anyhow even though it has excessively high publication).
Secondly, I'm going to do a post on comments on on-line journals, newspapers and enormous blogs. I've been seeing a trend that doesn't apply to the smaller more specific interest ones that's both interesting and a bit disturbing.