After years of jousting, some lawmakers hope for compromise — or at least deeper debate — on a bill that carries both layoff-inducing cuts and a potential future tax increase for schools.
When time was of the essence this summer, Wyoming Legislature decided it had better things to do.
An end-of-the-year use-it-or-lose-it deadline looms as the state has spent little more than 10% of its allocated federal funding.
Wyoming can’t afford to delay the issue until 2021 with state budgets, hospitals, newly jobless all desperate for immediate help.
Facing revenue losses some put at $600 million a year, governor and lawmakers discuss state agency budget cuts of 20-30%.