Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says the state will have to live with some 53 million dollars in cuts to Wyoming’s share of mineral royalties.
By law the state is guaranteed 50 percent of the revenues from mineral leasing on federal lands in the state. But federal officials ruled that those funds are subject to being sequestered.
“Does not look like we are going to have any legal recourse to stop that sequestration of those dollars. So our best hope, it looks like, is what the congressional delegation can do.”