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State Health Dept. seeks funds for long-term care, mental health

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Health is seeking $121 million in additional state funding on top of its $2.1 billion budget request for the 2025-26 biennium, but officials are willing to settle for the governor’s recommendation of $101 million.

Despite the $20 million difference, Director Stefan Johansson said the Health Department worked closely with Gordon on his $101 million recommendation. The director clarified the differences in request were not due to different opinions on spending.

“We worked with the governor and his staff quite a bit to strike that balance,” Johansso...

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