Better than expected 2018 revenues and upgraded 2019-20 projections add $958 million to state balance sheets ahead of legislative session.
The state’s program for treating mentally ill patients has higher costs and needs funding from the Legislature.
Wyoming supplemental budget relies on savings, investment returns. Legislature eyes $8 million increase in ongoing spending, $278 million in projects.
Officials plan to meet Gov. Matt Mead’s call for a budget reduction. But some say that reduction would hit where it hurts: people and resources.
America’s national parks have a tradition of coming to the rescue of visitors in trouble and recovering the bodies of those who die on park grounds. In 2009, the most recent year for which national records are available, Park Service workers conducted 3,568 search and rescues that cost a total of more than $4.8 million. In light of the national budget crisis, some parks are exploring the idea of charging additional “special use” fees for particularly hazardous adventures.