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Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead speaks during a press conference inside the Kendrick Gallery of the Wyoming Arts Council building Tuesday afternoon in Cheyenne. Mead announced proposed budget cuts of more than $200 million at a meeting of the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee earlier in the morning. Blaine McCartney/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

CHEYENNE – Hundreds of people could lose their jobs, and services may be slashed across Wyoming as the result of $248 million in general fund budget cuts proposed by Gov. Matt Mead.

The cuts would be effective for the 2017-18 biennium budget, which begins July 1.

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