There is no fool-proof mechanism for determining if and when a fiscal crisis will occur. But all else being equal, Madden writes, the larger a government's debt, the greater the risk.
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There are some areas the state can’t finance with the roughly $1.3 billion it will receive from the ARP Act, but there appears to be sufficient flexibility to greatly ease the revenue crisis in Wyoming.
As pandemic’s one-year anniversary arrived, Gov. Gordon lifted the state mask mandate, lawmakers continued to sort through public health bills and active cases dipped below 500 for the first time since September.
Lawmakers resumed in-person session work this week. One bill discussed would give elected officials more power over health orders.
Wyoming faces major questions on spending, education and its political future. Gordon offers hints at the solutions he supports.