American Rescue Plan

CASPER —A legislative proposal to spend federal relief money on expanding the operations of Wyoming’s two suicide prevention hotlines succeeded Friday in the Senate after two previous attempts were rejected by lawmakers.  The new budget amendment passed Friday would devote $2.1 million of federal...
Use of Wyoming’s ARPA funds topic of town hall meeting   By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE —Five state leaders chosen by Gov. Mark Gordon for what he has named his “Strike Team” met in a virtual town hall Friday to discuss plans for spending upwards of $1...
Wyoming Mental health care strained, providers say   By Margaret O’Hara The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange   SHERIDAN — Several mental health care providers expressed concerns about the viability of Wyoming’s mental health care during the afternoon session of the Sheridan County Chamber...
Relief money to boost higher ed   By Mary Steurer Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon will allocate $27 million in federal relief money toward building up Wyoming’s higher education opportunities, his office announced Tuesday. The money draws on funds awarded...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   To date, Weston County Health Services has received and used $12,330,272.96 in funding associated with COVID-19 and the pandemic, according to CEO Maureen Cadwell. This funding came from various places, although it is all tied to the CARES funding from the federal...

Gov. Mark Gordon explains his proposed $2.3 billion budget for the upcoming 2023-24 biennium during a news conference Monday at the state Capitol. The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee will begin considering the proposal in detail on Dec. 1. (Photo by Jasmine Hall, Wyoming Tribune Eagle) 

Gordon unveils proposed $2.3 billion budget   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon proposed a balanced general fund budget of nearly $2.3 billion for the 2023-24 biennium Monday that will be considered by the Wyoming Legislature during the...
UW delays bulk of reorganization until 2023   By Daniel Bendtsen, WyoFile.com   After pushback from stakeholders on and off campus, the University of Wyoming’s administrators have opted to delay for more than a year much of their plan to reorganize the university.  The reorganization plan includes...
State might use ARP money to clean illegal dumps on Wind River Indian Reservation   By Katie Roenigk The Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange   RIVERTON — State officials want to use federal American Rescue Plan funding to help clean up illegal dump sites on the Wind River Indian Reservation.  A recent...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Board of Weston County Commissioners approved a $17,996,517.11 budget earlier this month that includes adding more funds to reserve accounts, as well as providing for the general operations of the county.  “Weston County does a good job of keeping level; we don’t...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Citing a lack of guidance on spending, the Weston County Commission plans to hold on to the money provided by the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.  Weston County has received the first of two $672,000 payments. In total, the county...

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