While we weren’t paying attention, the 90 legislators in Cheyenne devised ways to spend about $3 billion a year, fueled by 18 years of revenues from an energy boom. Here are eight ideas to keep them busy now that the boom has busted.
Sen. Charlie Scott
The campaign against Medicaid expansion relies on misinformation and anti-Obama sentiment to sell Wyoming residents short.
The Wyoming Senate advanced a plan for Medicaid expansion, adding an work requirement amendment that the bill’s sponsor called a “poison pill.”
The Wyoming Senate rejected Sen. Scott’s amendment to add health savings accounts to the SHARE Plan for Medicaid expansion. A cost-neutral amendment passed.
The prospect for Medicaid expansion remains murky. Sen. Charlie Scott insists on his bill, while most proponents want the SHARE Plan.