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(Wyo)-Mead Recommends Approving UW Supplemental Budget

By: John Axtell Posted at: 12/05/2018 11:52 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Outgoing Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has approved nearly all of the University of Wyoming's $19.4 dollar supplemental budget request and is even requesting an additional $2.5 million for pay raises for university staff.
     Mead says he initiated that proposal after meeting with UW President Laurie Nichols and becoming "most concerned about the employees outside of the professors who have not received raises."
     If the Wyoming Legislature appropriates the $2.5 million in pay raises, Mead expects the funding will be used "primarily to address market pay gaps in classified positions."
     The only request from the university that the governor did not approve was a request for $350,000 annually to fund the Natural Diversity Database. The budget proposals will need approval during the Legislature's 2019 general session.


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