The legislature’s budget and fiscal staff recently prepared a very novel document that merits the attention of every Wyoming lawmaker and citizen.
Far-right Republicans increased their voting bloc in the Wyoming Legislature and the state’s dominant political party cemented statehouse power.
An internal memo to the Legislature from its fiscal analysts anticipates $555 million to $2.8 billion in lost revenues from COVID-19 and an oil price war. “Armageddon,” in the words of one lawmaker.
With only three months to work and a host of complex aims, the Select Committee on Coal/Mineral Bankruptcies rose to the challenge.
Legislators will look back at 2020 with regret that they didn’t fix the budget sooner, Drake predicts.