Governors Budget Plan Will Cut $11.4 Million from UW
The University of Wyoming would see its state funding cut by about $11.4 million under Gov. Matt Mead's budget recommendations. However, Mead's proposal would provide money for merit pay raises for UW employees and for 1 of the largest building projects ever undertaken at the university. The governor's recommendations call for a 6% reduction for the university in the 2013-14 fiscal year while most other state agencies would see an 8% reduction. Those recommendations also advocate for a recurring $2.4 million appropriation for employee pay increases and a 1-time, $70 million allocation for College of Engineering and Applied Science facilities. UW President Tom Buchanan says the university appreciates the governor's recommendations.