State Budgets 2012: Wyoming

 

Wyoming


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Budget Background:

  • Fiscal Year Begins: July 
  • Frequency of Legislative Cycle: Annual
  • Legislative Session for 2012:  Convened February 13, 2012
  • Frequency of Budget Cycle: Biennial

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Budget News and Information:  2012

3/5/12:  Wyoming Legislature Approves $3.2 Billion Budget

The Wyoming Legislature on Monday approved a $3.2-billion budget bill that would keep state spending flat over the coming two years. The bill now goes to Gov. Matt Mead for his consideration.

Although lawmakers had warned state agencies late last year to prepare for budget cuts, the final budget generally avoid cutting agency budgets beyond trimming money available for outside contracts. All state agencies are on notice, however, that they face 4-percent cuts when the Legislature convenes again early next year.

The budget includes no money for state employee pay raises and a separate Senate bill that would effectively prohibit cost of living increases for state retirees cleared its first vote in the House on Monday.

Read more:  http://trib.com/news/state-and-local/wyoming-legislature-approves-billion-budget/article_3fd8e87c-06ec-5559-ba24-8d16a4ec1a42.html


Budget News and Information:  Previous Budget Cycles

3/25/11  Wyoming Area considers cost-cutting measures

The bleak financial picture in the Wyoming Area School District is showing a few bright spots, but sacrifices will likely be required all around. That was the message from administrators at a special budget meeting Tuesday.

Read MoreThe Times Leader


3/3/11: Wyoming governor says core objectives met during Legislature

Gov. Matt Mead closed the 2011 legislative session early Thursday afternoon and thanked lawmakers for making progress on his core objectives.

Read more: Billings Gazette


The bleak financial picture in the Wyoming Area School District is showing a few bright spots, but sacrifices will likely be required all around.  That was the message from administrators at a special budget meeting Tuesday.
READ MORE:  The Times Leader