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Mead Presents Budget Recommendations

Gov. Matt Mead
Amy Richards, Townsquare Media

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead is set to present his budget recommendations to state lawmakers in Cheyenne.

Mead is pushing for pay raises for state employees, many of whom last got a pay raise in 2009.

Mead’s proposed $3.3 billion general fund budget calls for roughly $88 million for employee pay raises. Of that amount, he’s calling for roughly $49 million for state employees and $38.5 million from school funds for raises in the education system.

Mead also is recommending that lawmakers not accept money from the federal government to extend health insurance under the federal Medicaid program to about 17,600 low-income adults.

Mead is set to present his budget recommendations to the Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee on Monday at the state Capitol.

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