While we discussed a number of bills and budget issues during the 2102 Wyoming Legislature, the bills that were of interest to Sheridan and northeast Wyoming for the most part were “winners”, says Sheridan Representative Rosie Berger.
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.