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Wed March 2, 2011
Gov. Mead signs supplemental budget
By Bob Beck
Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has signed the state supplemental budget into law. One of the biggest allocations is some $300 million for building projects across the state.
Senate Appropriations Chairman Phil Nicholas adds that the supplemental budget also addresses a number of short term needs. "Tourism, high plains gasification, the Mega Data Centers, about 17 million there," he said. "By my tally about $105 million for cities towns and counties, funding for the Niobrara Oil play, access roads, critical care hospitals and emergency services."
House Appropriations Chairman Rosie Berger says it was a budget focused on supporting communities and economic development. The governor vetoed two portions of the bill. One would have funded increased judicial salaries. The other would have put money toward purchasing land for a new governor's mansion.