wyoming budget

6:25 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Legislative Session Wraps Up

The Wyoming House wraps up work
Credit Bob Beck

Members of Wyoming's Republican leadership raved about the legislative session that wrapped up Thursday, praising the state budget and lawmakers' support of business.  The GOP leaders said the budget will do a lot for the state, but they noted that they were also able to put a lot into savings.  Although the Senate Appropriations Committee was criticized for focusing too much on saving, Chairman Eli Bebout says in fact they probably spent too much. He says the energy industry could face tough times in Wyoming and it's important to be prepared.

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5:45 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Senator suggests tuition hike for UW

After hearing the budget request from the University of Wyoming, a State Senator says it is time that U-W look at raising tuition to a much higher level. 

Senate Appropriations Chairman Eli Bebout says the cost of maintaining a high quality institution is substantial.  Bebout says U-W had to go through some difficult budget cuts and so it may be time that the University take steps to raise some of its own revenue.                  

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6:40 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

State well positioned with investments

Wyoming’s investment portfolio should allow it to survive the looming fiscal cliff and international financial problems. 

Gordon says former Treasurer Joe Meyer and others have done a good job of diversifying Wyoming’s portfolio.  He says that has allowed the state to make significant amount money through investments.                  

"We have a very, very diversified approach and portfolio.  That puts the investment picture, which is the third most important component of Wyoming’s revenue stream…it kind of puts it in good stead. "

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3:15 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Wyoming natural gas prices continue to drop

 Wyoming continues to monitor slumping natural gas prices that officials say threaten to cost the state
millions in lost tax revenues.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that natural gas prices averaged $2.10 per thousand cubic feet at the
Opal Hub in western Wyoming through the first few weeks of March. That's down from $2.52 in February. This time last year, gas prices averaged nearly $3.80 per thousand cubic feet.