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By David Martin

State faces difficult session


A Green River legislator expects a difficult budget session in February.

Rep. Stan Blake, D-Green River, said budgetary problems the state is reacting to will make the session more difficult, as legislators for the past 10 years have worked with budgetary surpluses.

“There will be people who don’t want to touch the ‘rainy day’ fund and do cuts,” Blake said.

Budgetary shortfalls are being anticipated throughout the state as funds in mineral production, mostly in the oil and gas industries, has dropped off. Sweetwater County currently anticipates a $6 million shortfall for the 2016-...

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