Over 30-plus hours of live-streamed videoconferencing this weekend, the Wyoming Legislature passed three bills allocating funds and released $465 million to Gordon.
Chamber leaders are arguing over the budget, UW building and a big land purchase. Work towards compromise, if it occurred, occurred largely out of sight this week.
A 41-year-old tax refund program that ended in 2016 could, at $2.5 million, be the margin of survival for state’s neediest.
As a week of budget amending wrapped up, the House and Senate took opposite positions on a $500,000 appropriation to help the next round of laid-off coal miners or other workers.
Parliamentary “gamesmanship” reached new heights as the Wyoming Senate suspended its rules to introduced four alternative budget measures.