Fiscally, Wyoming seemed ripe for change this session. What resulted was a return to the status quo.
Federal dollars have bailed Wyoming out of its biggest budget issues, for now.
Wyoming stands to get $1.3 billion from the federal ARP relief package. Officials say how exactly it can be used might be complicated, however.
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.
UW professor Jeffrey Lockwood imagines himself at the helm of his university as it confronts budget cuts, proposing a different plan of action.