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(Wyo)-Wyo Legislature Passes 2-Year Budget

By: John Axtell Posted at: 03/10/2018 11:49 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -  In a rare Saturday session on what was scheduled to be the last day of the 2018 Wyoming Legislature, the House and Senate approved a new 2-year state budget and sent it to Governor Matt Mead for his signature. The Senate passed the budget 19-11 and the House passed it 38-20.

     Passing the budget didn't end the day, though, as debate continued well into the evening on funding for education and capital construction before lawmakers ended and went home.

    The budget keeps funding levels for most of state government largely stable, but includes increases in spending on social services that Gov. Matt Mead requested after complaining that area of the budget was hit too hard by cuts passed by the Legislature last year.
 
       Senate President and Riverton Republican Eli Bebout said the spending package was not the compromise he sought but was acceptable and he urged passage


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