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Gov. Gordon prioritizes savings in budget proposal

CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon’s recommendation for the 2023- 24 supplemental budget matches his previous call for fiscal conservatism in the wake of a higher-than-expected state revenue forecast.

While there is close to $1 billion available in the General Fund and Budget Reserve Account for the budget, Gordon recommended putting $412 million into the Permanent Mineral Trust Fund.

This was his largest recommendation within the total $908 million appropriation from the general fund.

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