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.
Powder River Basin royalty delinquencies are an ominous sign for the state’s funding model and a trial for budgeters in the upcoming legislative session.
A new legislative panel convened to insulate Wyo from firm collapses has an important mandate and a trove of hard-won lessons available to it.