Mead has called a news conference this morning in Cheyenne to announce his supplemental budget recommendations. The Legislature will consider his proposals in its general session that starts in January.
Mead and some senior lawmakers have expressed concerns about the cost of possibly adding as many as 30,000 more people to the state’s current Medicaid population of 77,000. The federal government has pledged to pay most of the expansion cost.
Meanwhile, Mead will also submit his proposed supplemental budget to state lawmakers.
He says the state is going to do more with less this coming year as far as money goes.
Mead has called on state agencies to prepare for 8-percent budget cuts.
Mead has called on state agencies to prepare for 8-percent budget cuts. His supplemental budget recommendations will affect the current two-year, $3.2-billion state funds budget that lawmakers approved earlier this year.