State Representative Mike Madden, speaking at the Johnson County Republican Convention Saturday, said the state's reserve accounts are in good shape so far, but low oil, gas and mineral prices are going to make future budgets a challenge if they stay at current low levels.
The Sheridan City Council recently passed in increase in the Mayor's salary from $24,000 a year to $48,000. That raise in salary will not go into effect until January 1st, 2013. The salary was lowered several years ago in anticipation of the City hiring an administrator.
Government watchdogs and the general public in Wyoming have new tools to keep track of what agencies and boards are doing. The budget session that ended Thursday advanced two bills that address concerns rising out of the digital age.
In his closing comments to the legislature Thursday in Cheyenne, Governor Matt Mead thanked lawmakers for their work on the budget and shared news of a delay in scientific peer review of a Pavilion groundwater study.