state budget http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Budget Goes To The Governor And The Senate Debates Medicaid http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/budget-goes-governor-and-senate-debates-medicaid <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Wyoming House and Senate have agreed to changes in the state budget bill. &nbsp;The bill gives public employees a roughly 2.4 percent pay hike, provides money for improvements at community colleges and the University of Wyoming, and $175 million for local governments. &nbsp;Senator Eli </span>Bebout<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> called it a responsible budget.</span></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:41:37 +0000 Bob Beck 54806 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Budget Goes To The Governor And The Senate Debates Medicaid Democrat Lawmaker Expresses Concern About Proposed Budget http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/democrat-lawmaker-expresses-concern-about-proposed-budget <div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">The Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee wrapped up its </span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">pre-session </span></font><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">work on Friday and approved additional funding for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department…two percent pay hikes for state, community college, and University of Wyoming employees…and money for a number of </span></font><font color="#1F497D" size Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:29:07 +0000 Bob Beck 53177 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Democrat Lawmaker Expresses Concern About Proposed Budget WY House and Senate pass state budget http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-house-and-senate-pass-state-budget <p>The Wyoming House and Senate passed their respective versions of a state budget.&nbsp; Both bodies feature budget cuts of roughly 6% in an effort to deal with declining revenues.&nbsp; Cheyenne Representative Mary Throne says she is generally satisfied with the budget cuts.</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 01:37:29 +0000 Bob Beck 36440 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY House and Senate pass state budget Lawmakers debate teacher pay http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lawmakers-debate-teacher-pay <p>During discussion on the state budget, legislators held a lengthy debate on whether teachers should be eligible for a one-time bonus intended for all state employees.&nbsp; The bonus is one percent of an employee’s salary.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:14:08 +0000 Bob Beck 36334 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lawmakers debate teacher pay