Cheyenne, Wy –
The Governor defended his proposed budget for several hours, including an increase of 108 new workers. Governor Dave Freudenthal says he understands the questions, but he says the growth is not inappropriate for the activities they are being asked to do. But acting committee member and House Majority Floor Leader Randall Luthi is concerned about the increase. The Governors budget is a 17 percent increase in the state general fund, but Freudenthal argues that it is still relatively flat. Luthi says some trimming will need to occur.