Wyoming will face “a lot of new realities,” even after the pandemic ebbs, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday. Among those are drastically reduced state budgets.
An internal memo to the Legislature from its fiscal analysts anticipates $555 million to $2.8 billion in lost revenues from COVID-19 and an oil price war. “Armageddon,” in the words of one lawmaker.
A recent report on Wyoming revenue projections is being characterized as a major shortfall, but money still flows into savings accounts.
After killing efforts to broaden the tax base, lawmakers go back to the well — literally — and try to revive the ailing fossil fuel industry
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.