Speaker Steve Harshman declared victory on the House floor after cuts were held to $27 million, far less than some senators wanted.
Legislative leaders in Wyoming’s two chambers disagree over the use of investment income to meet state needs.
Drake lauds conservative legislators who’ve put essential programs ahead of additional savings in their proposed budget.
Lawmakers drew heavily on savings to write the state’s two-year budget. Big cuts were largely avoided but some programs took hits.
Caseloads for Wyoming’s public defenders have exceeded the office’s ability to adequately represent clients, possibly violating the constitution.