Joint Appropriations Committee

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County legislators had money on their mind during the 2022 legislative session. Legislators distributed more money than ever before, Rep. Barry Crago, R-Buffalo, said during a Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce lunch Monday. They not only set the budget for the next two fiscal...
Between the funding for K-12 schools in the general budget bill and Senate File 67 – State funded capital construction, this week the Legislature signed off on $362 million in spending on construction, renovation and maintenance of state-owned buildings. All projects sailed easily through both the...
CHEYENNE — A $2.8 billion 2023-24 biennium budget is headed to Gov. Mark Gordon’s desk after approval Monday in the House and Senate.  In the House, Rep. Bob Nicholas, R-Cheyenne, said that this budget session was the “easiest and least controversial” he’d seen in his eight-year tenure on the Joint...
CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers were set to convene Monday for a budget session. But the to-do list this time around is longer than normal.  The Wyoming Legislature is tasked with crafting a two-year financial plan for the state, something that is a necessity every budget session. But along with that,...
Help wanted: State agencies ‘hemorrhaging talent and experience’ By Maggie Mullen, wyofile.com The Wyoming state government is struggling to attract and retain enough qualified employees to accomplish the state’s work and meet its obligations, according to recent reports by the Department of...
Parks Department seeks funding for archaeologist   By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Until about three years ago, the examination of burial sites or historic human remains was an informal effort between a biological anthropologist from the University of...
Coming statehouse debate: What to do with $1B in fed stimulus?   By Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com   The way Rep. Lloyd Larsen (R-Lander) sees it, the $1 billion-plus windfall coming to Wyoming through the American Rescue Plan Act is a little like an inheritance from grandma.  It’s an unexpected, huge...
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...
State salary increases a priority in Gordon’s budget   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon considers salary increases meant to support state employee recruitment and retention a high priority in the 2023-24 biennium budget. He included $53...
Budget work begins with governor’s ‘frugal’ $2.3B proposal   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   The Joint Appropriations Committee will begin reviewing Gov. Mark Gordon’s budget proposal this week as the Legislature prepares its own priorities for the upcoming budget session that begins Feb. 14....

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