With millions still left from the CARES Act, a new federal injection of money could buffer Wyoming’s revenue shortfall.
Local districts, free of legislative oversight, are using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief dollars to fund positions and purchase equipment that some legislators fear will add to long-term costs.
With the addition, Gordon brings the total CARES Act funding for the Energy Rebound Program to $42 million.
The state received the first installment of its massive windfall in COVID-19 recovery funds. Officials don’t yet know exactly how it’ll be spent.
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.