Less money in the General Fund than expected

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.

Nicholas says the key is to leave enough money for legislators to try and find local government and highways. The appropriations committee is in the middle of budget hearings this month.