2:46 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

This week the Governor lowered the boom on local governments

Wyoming – This week the Governor lowered the boom on local governments. In recent years, cities, towns and counties have received more money than at any time in state history. The most significant revenue came in the form of over 200 million dollars that was given to local governments to spend as they saw fit. The state has seen record revenues and the legislature agreed to share that surplus with cities and counties. But that 200 million has now been trimmed to 50 million dollars. Some other funds available to local governments have also been reduced by the Governor. What's tricky is that this comes at a time when money from sales taxes has taken a bigger than expected nose dive. Bob Beck reports.