Governor Releases Budget

Casper, Wy – Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal is pushing a 5.1 billion dollar budget that features a 278 million dollar increase in operations. He wants to spend the states billion dollar surplus on a variety of one time needs from new schools, to a prison, to various local government needs. Freudenthal says the state had to put off such projects when times were bad. But he says the buildings are needed and will cost citizens taxes if they are not built now.