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Wyoming health department official expects deficit to grow

 

December 14, 2017



CASPER (AP) — Wyoming Department of Health Director Tom Forslund asked lawmakers for help in addressing the $32 million budget deficit that’s only expected to grow.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that in department’s presentation to the Joint Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, Forslund told lawmakers that this is the first time he hasn’t been able to deliver a budget in the authorized time period.

State budget documents show that at least $28 million of the shortfall was tied to Wyoming’s aging population and the increasing cost of long-term care facilities.

Forslund says that...



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