Senate Committee Kills Plan to Give Communities More Money

Cheyenne, Wy – Representatives of local government say they were stunned and frustrated a bill that would have provided three years worth of enhanced revenue, was killed in a Senate committee. Despite the defeat of the measure local governments could still see one year's worth of similar increases because of an amendment in the House version of the budget. Senator Bob Peck says that is why he cast the deciding vote against the bill.
Peck was worried that the bill would have backed the legislature into guaranteeing increased funding into the future. Laramie Mayor Jodi Guerin says the bill's defeat hurts local government's ability to commit to future projects.