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Automatic Spending Cuts Would Bite More In 2014

The first year of automatic, across-the-board budget cuts didn't live up to the dire predictions from the Obama administration and others who warned of sweeping furloughs and big disruptions of government services. The second round just might.

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Wildfire Plane Will Be Based in Casper This Summer [AUDIO]

Federal Officials say this year's wildfire season is made even more challenging because of sequestration. Doug Randall reports. A DC-10 Jet Aircraft configured to fight wildfires will be based at the Casper/Natrona County Airport this summer. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Air Force Begins Grounding Combat Aircraft

he Air Force is grounding about a third of its active-duty combat aircraft because of automatic spending cuts.

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Mead: Feds Taking State’s Share of Mineral Revenues

Governor Matt Mead is evaluating a letter sent by Director Gregory J. Gould of the Department of Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, to the State Treasurer’s Office. The correspondence is dated Friday, March 22 and was received on the afternoon of Monday, March 25 by the State Treasurer’s Office

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Wyo. Military Department plans to furlough more than 430 employees

The Wyoming Military Department is planning to furlough more than 430 employees due to the Department of Defense's planned furlough beginning April 26 for up to 176 hours through the end of September

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Program Designed to Help Inmates Transition to Society [AUDIO]

Wyoming prison officials hope a 4 year old program will reduce recidivism and ease the transition of inmates who are released. Doug Randall has the details. Governor Matt Mead says the state is evaluating what the impacts to the state will be from sequestration. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Holmes Says Sequestration Could Impact Airport

Laramie County Commissioner Keith ''Buck" Holmes says sequestration could eventually remove funding for the control tower at the Cheyenne Regional Airport.

Holmes says the local airport has one of a number of control towers across the nation that the FAA has listed for De-funding under sequestration

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Wyoming Department of Health Will Continue to Study Medicaid Expansion [AUDIO]

The Wyoming Department of Health plans to continue studying the possibility of expanding the medicaid program this year despite the Legislature's rejection of adding to the rolls. Doug Randall has the details. Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis says the federal government cannot tax its way out of the budget challenges it faces. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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