Sequester http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Sequester effects less painful than expected, but lawmakers still unhappy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sequester-effects-less-painful-expected-lawmakers-still-unhappy <p>The congressionally mandated budget cuts called sequestration continue to have an impact on Wyoming. And while the state’s Republican lawmakers say those cuts aren’t having as big of an impact as predicted by Democrats, Matt Laslo reports from Washington that the delegation still isn’t happy with the sequester.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:52:52 +0000 Matt Laslo 42651 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sequester effects less painful than expected, but lawmakers still unhappy Sequester cuts continue to bother Governor Mead http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sequester-cuts-continue-bother-governor-mead <p>Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says the state will have to live with some 53 million dollars in cuts to Wyoming’s share of mineral royalties.&nbsp;</p><p>By law the state is guaranteed 50 percent of the revenues from mineral leasing on federal lands in the state.&nbsp; But federal officials ruled that those funds are subject to being sequestered.</p><p></p><p><strong>&nbsp;“</strong>Does not look like we are going to have any legal recourse to stop that sequestration of those dollars. So our best hope, it looks like, is what the congressional delegation can do.”</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:26:06 +0000 Bob Beck 38959 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sequester cuts continue to bother Governor Mead Wyoming Military Department will implement furloughs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-military-department-will-implement-furloughs <p>The Wyoming Military Department is planning to temporarily trim the hours of more than 430 employees due to federal budget cuts.&nbsp; The furloughs would begin at the end of April and extend until the end of September.&nbsp; Colonel Tammy Maas &nbsp;says the reduction in hours will impact their day to day operations, but shouldn’t impact necessary missions.</p><p>“Make it difficult to get all of</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:43:21 +0000 Bob Beck 38332 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Military Department will implement furloughs Cheyenne Regional Airport might lose air tower http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cheyenne-regional-airport-might-lose-air-tower <p>Cheyenne Regional Airport could lose its air tower as a result of the federal sequester. The Federal Aviation Administration is losing funding for 100 towers nationwide, each of which serve airports with a limited number of flights.</p><p>David Haring is director of aviation at the airport. He says the airport will continue to operate… but losing the air tower is a big deal, because it’s an important safety tool.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:11:59 +0000 Luke Hammons 37591 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cheyenne Regional Airport might lose air tower Sequester might cut funding for special needs students http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sequester-might-cut-funding-special-needs-students <p>March 1st a series of automatic cuts to federal spending—called the sequester—went into effect. Education is one of the areas Wyoming will feel the cuts most acutely. A White House report says the state will lose millions of dollars in school funding.</p><p>Jim Rose, interim director of the Wyoming Department of Education, says a 5% cut to the federal education budget would mean special needs students would get less funding.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:12:32 +0000 Luke Hammons 37528 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sequester might cut funding for special needs students Sen. Enzi warns that The Sequester is coming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sen-enzi-warns-sequester-coming <p></p><p></p><p>Senator Mike Enzi continues to say that the budget sequester will take effect on March first.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The Republican told the state Legislature that the sequestration will roll back the federal budget to 2008 levels and will feature an eight-percent cut.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Enzi says instead of across the board cuts, he says Congress should have taken a page from the Wyoming Legislature and had federal agencies participate in the exercise.</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:23:50 +0000 Bob Beck 36901 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sen. Enzi warns that The Sequester is coming