Budget

No Easy Answers to School Funding Question
Wyoming lawmakers are trying to figure out how to fund K-12 schools in the future as the state braces for funding cuts. The state has received billions in coal lease bonus money for school construction in recent decades, but those funds are drying up as the demand for coal continues to drop. “…
Governor’s Proposed Budget Hits Counties Hard
Gov. Matt Mead’s proposed budget for 2016-2017 will severely affect cities, towns and counties, according to the president of the Wyoming County Commission Association. Mead’s request for $90 million for local governments marks a 50.8 percent decrease over the last biennium, which was …
School Board Approves $327.2M Budget
The Natrona County School District board of trustees approved a $327.2 million budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year at its meeting Tuesday. “This budget is one that is still seeing a slight increase, we’ve got about a 7 percent increase,” said board treasurer Paula Reid. “…
Commission Approves $55 Million Budget
After a public hearing during which no one from the public spoke, the Natrona County Commission approved its budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year on Tuesday. The $55 million budget is essentially flat from the previous year, with no raises for employees, commission Chairman Forrest Chadwick said aft…
County Commission Set To Approve 2015-2016 Budget
Looks like it’s not all fun on Parade Day. The Natrona County Commission will vote on its nearly $55 million budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year at its meeting at the Old Courthouse at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to its agenda. It also is scheduled to approve professional service contracts …
Council Hears Report About Health Department Financial Woes
Casper City Council will hear a report from the director of the Casper-Natrona County Health Department’s director about the agency’s responsibilities and financial issues at its work session in city hall at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. “The health department has faced significant budget …
Trustees Approve $320 Million NCSD Budget For FY15
Trustees with the Natrona County School District have formally approved a roughly $320 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Board treasurer Paula Reid said the budget, which was approved unanimously during Wednesday meeting, was propelled higher by the continuation of several major district …

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