Amid a drop in oil prices, Wyoming has billions in liquid savings, more than enough to cover Gov. Matt Mead’s 2016 budget proposal.
Gov. Mead says his supplemental budget should be viewed in light of nearly $1B in savings posted in 2014, rather than a $4.4M projected shortfall.
In a move that some Native leaders see as punitive, Sen. Eli Bebout (R-Riverton) seeks new rules the week after an EPA decision on reservation boundaries.
The Wyoming legislature has concluded the largest part of debate over the 2015-2016 budget. This week House and Senate will reconcile their versions.
Yesterday Wyoming lawmakers launched into debate over a state budget that, in it's current form, would put the General Fund in the red.