State of Wyoming Archives: on Government Reform


Matt Mead: 6% reduction for most agencies; 10% for Governor's Office

I have recommended a reduction to the standard budget of over 6%. This reduces ongoing spending by over $60 million a year. I took it agency by agency--not an across the board cut. I wanted to lead by example, so my proposal has a 10% reduction for the Governor's Office and Governor's Residence--hard to do but doable. Some state agencies have 8% reductions, some less. For community colleges and the University, the reduction is about 6%. My recommendations also reduce the size of government, eliminating 86 vacant positions.

Regarding budget reductions, we know that some feel they are too deep. We also know that some in the Legislature feel they need to be deeper. For those who feel more cuts are needed, this session is the time to weigh in, not with conceptual ideas, but with specific cuts to specific agencies and programs. I have made my recommendations and I look forward to seeing your budget reductions.

Source: 2013 State of the State Speech to Wyoming Legislature Jan 9, 2013

Tim Chesnut: Spending limits on state level political campaigns

Source: Wyoming 2004 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

Dave Freudenthal: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending

Q: Do you support limiting individual contributions to state candidates?

A: Yes

Q: Do you support requiring full disclosure of campaign finance information?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?

A: No.

Q: Do you support voting on-line?

A: Yes.

Source: 2002 Wyoming Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2002

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