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CHEYENNE — As the 66th Wyoming Legislature’s budget session convened Monday, it was no secret the state’s finances are on the up. The budget outlook, buoyed by fossil fuel markets, rebounded nearly $850 million from its pandemic-driven depths, and those gains do not include a $1 billion American...
Legislators say budget work will be easier, but still tough   By Stephen Dow The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange   SHERIDAN — Even in relatively easy years, the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee, which entered its second full week of budget discussions Monday, has a lot...
Sheridan school officials oppose bill removing local control   By Ashleigh Snoozy The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange   SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 administrators strongly oppose proposed legislation that would move monitoring kindergarten through third-grade curriculum...
Wyoming revenue estimate continues to improve   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Buoyed by unexpectedly high oil and gas prices, revenue collected by Wyoming during the 2021 fiscal year far outstripped earlier estimates.  After FY 2021 revenues exceeded the...
Wyoming revenue outlook improves, state leaders still cautious   By Victoria Eavis and Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Wyoming’s current revenue is well ahead of where economists predicted it would be earlier this year, but that positive development could be...
Data shows oil, gas industry hit hard   By Joshua Leach Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange   CODY — Oil and gas have been major drivers of the Wyoming economy since the Equality State achieved statehood. U.S. production of oil has risen in recent years, with Wyoming producers increasing the...
Gordon backs fossil fuel industries, highlights need to stabilize revenue in message to lawmakers   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE —  In a message delivered Tuesday to state lawmakers as they convened virtually for the start of this year’s general session...
State’s fiscal crunch eases, Gordon says concerns remain   By Nick Reynolds and Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — After a surprisingly busy summer tourism season and hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts already announced, the Wyoming Legislature now...
Gordon says budget situation still “dire” despite small improvement   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — As state officials grapple with an unprecedented budget crisis, Wyoming's revenues were slightly ahead of abysmal projections released in May, but Gov....
Lawmakers hear grim fiscal news from CREG chair   By Katie Roenigk Riverton Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange   RIVERTON — The state will enter a "cash negative situation" by the end of 2020 unless huge budget cuts are made, revenue experts told the Joint Appropriations Committee. A 7-10 percent cut...

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