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.