Wyoming will not use state money to pay for federal programs

Oct 11, 2013

While some states are considering using their own money to open national parks and help underfunded federal programs which are struggling due to the federal shutdown…Wyoming will not participate.  

Governor Matt Mead says there is no doubt that the federal shutdown has far reaching implications, but his spokesman, Renny MacKay, says the state has no intention of spending state money on federal programs.            

State agencies say they continue to work on contingency plans in case key programs run out of money.