Dems, rank-and-file lawmakers said programs for state’s vulnerable are casualties of budget war as senators called for rules change to amass more power
Gov. Matt Mead supports smaller cuts, spending from savings and diverting investment income to fund schools.
Lawmakers drew heavily on savings to write the state’s two-year budget. Big cuts were largely avoided but some programs took hits.
A budget shortfall should be manageable if Wyoming looks at all of its potential revenue sources and uses them wisely.
Wyoming’s has $19 billion in savings — a handsome amount for a state of 584,000. Yet local leaders say the state lost sight of the purpose for the savings.