Freudenthal Concerned About Highway Cut

Cheyenne, Wy –
Governor Freudenthal is hoping that legislators decide to fully fund his 104 million dollar proposal for highway construction. The Joint Appropriations Committee trimmed his request to 75 million and added a provision that if any other money is appropriated to highways in any other bill that money would be deducted from the 75 million. Freudenthal was not happy about that..saying that such inaction could seriously harm Wyoming's economy.Freudenthal says Wyoming is dependent on its road network. He remains hopeful that the full legislature will support his original proposal.