Gov. Matt Mead supports smaller cuts, spending from savings and diverting investment income to fund schools.
Permanent Mineral Trust Fund
Legislative leaders in Wyoming’s two chambers disagree over the use of investment income to meet state needs.
Lawmakers drew heavily on savings to write the state’s two-year budget. Big cuts were largely avoided but some programs took hits.
The Joint Appropriations Committee will consider a bill in December that could redirect money away from the Permanent Mineral Trust Fund.
Public health nurse Jo Ellen Hockley spends part of each week visiting 10 expectant low-income mothers across Platte County, driving to homes within a 30-mile radius of her office in Wheatland.
Conducted under the umbrella of the Wyoming Department of