Minority Democrats protested budget cuts they say outpace Wyoming’s shrinking mineral revenue, saying Republicans are overreacting to the energy downturn.
Senators are expected today to debate an existing 130-acre scenic easement on state land in Grand Teton National Park that complicates efforts to preserve sensitive property.
Lawmakers are on track to cut roughly 3 percent, out of the state budget as they conclude the first half of the 2016 budget session, according to estimates by the Republican majority of the Legislature.
A Senate committee moved a bill Wednesday that would require the Wyoming Department of Family Services to scrutinize applicants for assistance, conduct reviews of eligibility, and allow the department to hire a third-party fraud investigator.
An effort to correct Wyoming’s controversial data trespass laws doesn’t go far enough to reign in the laws’ overreach that spurred a lawsuit against the state, Senate President Phil Nicholas said Tuesday.