American Rescue Plan Act

Wyoming lawmakers aim to improve pregnancy outcomes for moms and their babies. The item is the top interim priority for the Joint Health, Labor and Social Services Committee, which took it up during a meeting last week in Riverton. One potential solution involves extending postpartum Medicaid...
CHEYENNE — Health care advocates told legislators Friday that a lack of mental health resources, such as emergency centers, infrastructure, staff and funding has caused crisis care gaps in Wyoming.  These gaps extend to non-emergent mental health services, but there was an emphasis placed on crisis...
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...
The Weston County Commission has created a priority list for using American Rescue Plan Act funds that includes several items that will benefit the entire county.  The commissioners have also stated that the county will address employee wages and/or bonuses during budget discussions instead of...
As state water developers search for more than a half billion dollars for dam and reservoir projects, undertakings that have traditionally advanced with little resistance, they’ve run into a new buzz saw of uncertainty powered by rising costs, shaky construction estimates, a fickle bidding...
The Weston County Commission voted unanimously on March 1 to set aside $672,000 to pay for setting up county dispatch services, apart from the city. The funds represent the first of two payments coming to the county as part of the American Rescue Plan Act.  As previously reported, tensions between...
Weston County School District No. 1 Superintendent Brad LaCroix would like to kill many birds with one stone with Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief 3.0 funds, better known as ESSER 3.0. That plan is to build an unspecified structure to act as a multipurpose room.  The hope is for the...
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...

Gov. Mark Gordon greets legislators during his “State of the State” address on Monday. During his annual speech to the joint session of the Legislature, Gordon took an optimistic tone. (Photo by Rhianna Gelhart, Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon kicked off the 66th Legislature with an upbeat speech Monday, setting an optimistic tone as he told lawmakers that boosting pay for state workers was his top priority. The gallery in the House of Representatives was full, photographers swarmed the proceedings and senators...
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,...

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