Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming's revenue estimating group says legislators will have less money to spend then they originally thought. The state's Consensus Revenue Estimating Group predicts revenues into the state's General Fund 15 million dollars less then predicted in October.
But officials note there is still plenty of money to spend, but State Senator Phil Nicholas says there will be less to spend in the past. Nicholas chairs the Senate appropriations committee and says lawmakers are trying to establish some priorities.
Cheyenne, WY – Now that the school education lawsuit has been resolved, a state senator says they can move forward with improving education. Senator Hank Coe of Cody is the chairman of the Senate Education Committee. He is pleased that they have the burden of the lawsuit behind them, so that they can now focus on what is best for kids.
Coe says they have already made great strides in improving academic standards and in providing incentives for students to perform better in school.
Cheyenne, Wy – A select committee of legislators gave approval to some 14 wildlife and conservation projects from across the state. They will be focused on protecting some specific threatened species ranging from sage grouse to mule deer. Funding will come from the Wyoming Wildlife and natural resources trust fund. Director Bob Budd says preserving species is what the fund is all about and he is excited that 14 major projects are being funded in just the second year of the program. The projects must still be approved by the full legislature.
Laramie, WYO – The Lundberg Survey shows that Cheyenne is the cheapest city in the nation to buy gasoline.
The report shows an average gallon of regular gas in Cheyenne will put you back 2-dollars and 77-cents.
Denice Harris, a spokeswoman for AAA Mountain West, says the entire state is enjoying the lowest fuel prices in the country at an average of 2-dollars and 90-cents. But she says drivers should still plan to pay more at the pump in 2008.