Wyoming State Legislature – 2014 Session to Convene February 10

Wyoming State Legislature logoThe Wyoming State Legislature begins Monday, February 10 – for what is currently scheduled to be a very short session (only 20 work days), primarily focused on creating a two-year State budget for 2015-2016.

Last month, Gov. Matt Mead released his own priorities for provisions the state budget, reflecting his priority of stemming the tide of budget growth. Here’s are some examples from his priority list that may be of particular interest to Sheridan County residents –

1. Increase in funding for local government.

2. More resources to reduce the waiting list for the developmentally disabled (e.g., the number of individuals that can receive state funds for services at places like Eagle Ridge, Easter Seals, and RENEW).

3. Sustaining and expanding tourism marketing plans.

4. Building and renovating schools.

5. Funding for court security and school safety.

6. Supporting health care initiatives including medical homes, aging and disability resource centers, the 2-1-1 program, immunization programs, and the e-health partnership.

There will be other items in the budget discussion, as well as in other less complex bills that will be introduced, that will be important to some or many of you. If your business (or you as an individual) would be significantly impacted by one or more other bills, lease let us know so we can add it to our radar screen.

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