Cities, Counties to Receive More Money From State

State Representative Mike Madden
State Representative Mike Madden

The City of Buffalo and Johnson County, along with cities and counties throughout Wyoming will be getting more money from the state after the Wyoming Senate passed a bill aimed at distributing more than $10 million in additional funding to local entities.

Earlier in this Legislative session, HB 0001 was passed and sent on to the State Senate for consideration.

Thursday afternoon the Senate passed on third reading SF 0001, paving the way for local entities to split the $10 million in direct distribution funds. State Representative Mike Madden explains.

The funds will be distributed by giving local entities 23 percent of the direct distribution funds they received last year from the state.

For example, the estimated amounts for the three entities in Johnson County show Buffalo receiving $64,000; Kaycee receiving $6,200 and Johnson County receiving $55,800. Again, these are estimates by Mr. Madden, but should be close to the correct amounts.

Madden said the money is a general distribution and can be used by the local entities as they see fit.

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