federal sequester http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Feds to pay Wyoming more than $40M in back royalties http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/feds-pay-wyoming-more-40m-back-royalties <p></p><p>The federal government will pay back mineral royalties that it withheld from states under the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration.</p><p>When sequestration went into effect earlier this year, the Department of the Interior started withholding 5 percent of states' share of the royalties, which are paid on resources like coal and oil extracted from federal lands. For Wyoming, that's amounted to more than $40 million.</p><p>On Monday, DOI announced that after a legal review, it's giving the money back.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:47:25 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 46001 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Feds to pay Wyoming more than $40M in back royalties Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits will be reduced http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/federal-emergency-unemployment-benefits-will-be-reduced <p>Emergency unemployment compensation program benefits will be reduced under the federal government’s budget sequester.&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming Workforce Services Director Joan Evans that the program provides unemployed individuals who have exhausted regular unemployment insurance benefits.&nbsp; Evans says the reduction will likely be noticeable.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 22:43:04 +0000 Bob Beck 41126 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits will be reduced Federal sequester threatens school programs on Wind River Indian Reservation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/federal-sequester-threatens-school-programs-wind-river-indian-reservation <p>Federal budget cuts are causing schools on the Wind River Indian Reservation to tighten their belts.</p><p>Wyoming provides funding to all public schools in the state, but 10 districts – including several on the reservation – also receive money from the federal Impact Aid program.&nbsp; That supplements funding to school districts that include federal land that is not subject to property taxes.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:48:42 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 37904 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Federal sequester threatens school programs on Wind River Indian Reservation UW Economist Anne Alexander discusses the potential effects of the federal sequester on Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-economist-anne-alexander-discusses-potential-effects-federal-sequester-wyoming <p>One thing everyone is trying to get a grip on is how the federal sequester will impact Wyoming.&nbsp; Anne Alexander is an economist at the University of Wyoming.&nbsp; She joined Bob Beck in the studio to discuss this.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:56:45 +0000 Bob Beck 37758 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Economist Anne Alexander discusses the potential effects of the federal sequester on Wyoming