Conservative Budget Invests in the Future

Wyoming State Representative Rosie Berger (Photo by Ron Richter)
Wyoming State Representative Rosie Berger (Photo by Ron Richter)

In a little less than two weeks, Wyoming lawmakers will convene in Cheyenne for this year's budget session. While the budget for the biennium is conservative and relatively flat in terms of spending, Representative Rosie Berger says the focus will be on prioritizing the state's needs.

Some of the highlights of the budget include $400 million in new school construction and major maintenance for Wyoming’s K-12 facilities. $102 million for Wyoming’s Community Colleges and the University of Wyoming in new construction and major maintenance.

$175 million is budgeted for local communities, that includes a reserved $25 million in case the Federal government reneges on Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) payments due to Wyoming cities, towns and counties.

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