An end-of-the-year use-it-or-lose-it deadline looms as the state has spent little more than 10% of its allocated federal funding.
Over 30-plus hours of live-streamed videoconferencing this weekend, the Wyoming Legislature passed three bills allocating funds and released $465 million to Gordon.
Schools, medical malpractice, speed limits and a plague of grasshoppers; an examination of previous special legislative sessions reveals an unsurprising common thread — money.
The Legislature will debate four bills to spend $500 million over two days beginning May 15. Advocates and at least one lawmaker worry transparency got overlooked.
The state’s economy shut down like the flip of a switch. An examination of three key sectors demonstrates how turning it back on won’t be nearly so fast, simple or easy.