Gordon Planning Wyo Budget Without Cuts

      A spokesman says Wyoming Gov Mark Gordon is planning a 2022-23 state budget without cuts, thanks to improved revenue projections made public last week. . Gordon will present his next budget proposal to the legislature this fall.

      Michael Pearlman said Friday that the informal update of the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group’s January report means zero reductions after large-scale cuts the past 2 years. 

     Some state leaders are cautioning against relying too heavily on the early, unofficial new estimate. A multi-year downturn in energy prices and a continued drop in demand for coal have led to hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts.