Wyoming Legislature passes budget compromise

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Both Houses of the Wyoming Legislature have voted to approve the supplemental budget bill.

House Speaker Tom Lubnau, a Gillette Republican, and Senate President Tony Ross, a Republican from Cheyenne, said Friday that that the budget bill should go to Gov. Matt Mead for his consideration on Tuesday.

The supplemental budget calls for spending roughly an additional $78 million on top of the $3.2 billion state funds budget lawmakers approved last year for the biennium that runs through mid-2014.

The supplemental budget also includes roughly $61 million in budget reductions, the result of across-the-board budget cuts the Legislature implemented last year.