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 legislators, long resistant to the federal program, are finding it harder to ignore the major benefits our cash-strapped state would receive.
The Joint Appropriations Committee will consider a bill in December that could redirect money away from the Permanent Mineral Trust Fund.
Bills seek to roll back gun control, apply stricter rules to abortions, allow officials not to perform gay marriages.
Wyoming legislators advanced an anti-discrimination bill further than such legislation has ever been during an emotional hearing that saw a lawmaker ejected for uncivil comments.