Friday, October 9, 2015

Lex Anteinternet: Trimming $200,000,000: the hiring freeze

Yesterday when I posted this:
Lex Anteinternet: Trimming $200,000,000:   Rainy Day in Cheyenne . Yesterday Governor Mead announced that he intends to trim $200,000,000 from next year's budget.
I failed to note that the State also put in place a hiring freeze.

What all that exactly means, I don't know, but it seems to mean that no vacant positions will be getting filled, which is a fairly drastic measure that will apparently save $18,000,000.  I'm not sure what I think about that, as if an agency is short handed, it's short handed, and making the working conditions of those remain accordingly worse may not be a great idea.  It is a fairly drastic measure.

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