Lawmakers have no plans to deal with a looming funding crisis for Wyoming’s food-for-the-needy programs which will run out of money in February and March if the federal shutdown continues.
Better than expected 2018 revenues and upgraded 2019-20 projections add $958 million to state balance sheets ahead of legislative session.
Lawmakers will return to Cheyenne on Wednesday to seal deals on education cuts and state construction.
A largely unnoticed and complex piece of legislation passed last session freed $150 million for the education budget
The Joint Appropriations Committee will consider a bill in December that could redirect money away from the Permanent Mineral Trust Fund.