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Legislature signs off on $362M in construction, renovations

By Daniel Bendtsen, Between the funding for K-12 schools in the general budget bill and Senate File 67 – State funded capital construction, this week the Legislature signed off on $362 million in spending on construction, renovation and maintenance of state-owned buildings. All…

Legislators say budget work will be easier, but still tough

By Stephen Dow The Sheridan Press Via- Wyoming News Exchange SHERIDAN — Even in relatively easy years, the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee, which entered its second full week of budget discussions Monday, has a lot of work to do….

State’s fiscal crunch eases, Gordon says concerns remain

By Nick Reynolds and Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — After a surprisingly busy summer tourism season and hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts already announced, the Wyoming Legislature now faces just under a…

Lawmakers hear grim fiscal news from CREG chair

———————— By Katie Roenigk Riverton Ranger Via- Wyoming News Exchange The state will enter a “cash negative situation” by the end of 2020 unless huge budget cuts are made, revenue experts told the Joint Appropriations Committee. A 7-10 percent cut…

Lawmakers skeptical of suicide hotline request

By Seth Klamann Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Wyoming is the only state in America that doesn’t have a local affiliate to the national suicide prevention hotline, and lawmakers were skeptical Monday of a $1 million request…

Legislative Overview: February 15, 2018

A bill that calls for reducing the taxes in the mineral industry is ready for introduction. The proposal is designed as an incentive for the oil and gas industry, encouraging businesses to expand their operations in Wyoming. A bill that…