balanced budget http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Senators Oppose Budget Deal http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-senators-oppose-budget-deal <p>Wyoming’s two U-S Senators plan to vote against a budget compromise that will be taken up by the Senate on Wednesday.&nbsp; Senator Mike Enzi spoke out against the deal on the Senate floor.&nbsp; Enzi says it cuts too little...if anything.</p><p>“We talk about how we have reduced the deficit.&nbsp; Reduced the deficit?&nbsp; Yeah, that means we used to be overspending a trillion dollars a year and now we are only overspending $500 billion, which is half a trillion.&nbsp; That’s still overspending.”</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:07:46 +0000 Bob Beck 51447 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Senators Oppose Budget Deal WY lawmakers concerned that budget agreement reduces money for mineral development http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-lawmakers-concerned-budget-agreement-reduces-money-mineral-development <p>Wyoming lawmakers are concerned with a provision in the bipartisan budget agreement that would cost the state money for mineral development.</p><p>Wyoming stands to lose around twenty million dollars annually from the budget deal that overwhelmingly passed the House. It includes a provision that makes permanent a law that charges states like Wyoming for costs associated with their mineral leases. The state hasn’t received that money since 2008, but Republican Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis and other officials thought that was just temporary.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:48:00 +0000 Matt Laslo 51357 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY lawmakers concerned that budget agreement reduces money for mineral development Enzi supports balanced budget requirement http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/enzi-supports-balanced-budget-requirement <p>Sen. Mike Enzi is supporting the idea of a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced U.S. budget.</p><p></p><p>He's co-sponsoring a bill that would make a balanced budget a constitutional requirement.</p><p>Enzi says it's the only solution to solving the nation's fiscal mess.</p><p>The Balanced Budget Amendment would restrict Congress from spending more than federal revenue in any fiscal year and would limit spending to 18 percent of the gross national product.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:12:43 +0000 Associated Press 36726 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Enzi supports balanced budget requirement