Saturday, April 23, 2016

And now state government . . .


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.


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