Fiscally, Wyoming seemed ripe for change this session. What resulted was a return to the status quo.
Wyoming lawmakers saved the pyrotechnics for the very last day of the 2021 legislative session, when House and Senate negotiators failed to compromise on the education funding bill.
After years of jousting, some lawmakers hope for compromise — or at least deeper debate — on a bill that carries both layoff-inducing cuts and a potential future tax increase for schools.
Drake ponders the head-scratching news that a UW swimming pool proposal derailed $162 million worth of new projects in the state.
Legislators will look back at 2020 with regret that they didn’t fix the budget sooner, Drake predicts.