Legislature’s failure to diversify revenue streams, raise taxes and expand Medicaid exacerbate the current “Armageddon to Wyoming’s budget.”
Legislative Service Office
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.
Transparency made some gains during the budget session, but the Legislature has a long way to go to ensure Wyoming residents an open state government.
House and Senate leaders to develop training for committee chairs following a contentious meeting on statutory gender references