Joint Appropriations Committee

Wyoming Legislative Committee Rejects Medicaid Expansion
A Wyoming legislative committee voted 7 to 5 on Wednesday to reject Governor Matt Mead‘s budget request for Medicaid expansion. “I want to ask my good colleagues on the Joint Appropriations Committee, ‘What are you doing?'” said House Minority Leader Mary Throne, D-C…
State Parks Seeks $500,000 for Electronic Archives
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Wyoming lawmakers are considering spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to help preserve historic documents and artifacts. State Parks and Cultural Resources has requested nearly $500,000 for the final stage of setting up a new electronic archive system. Parks Direct…
UW Football Coach Testifies Before Legislative Panel
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl stepped onto the political field Thursday when he testified before a legislative committee about the needs of UW athletics. Bohl told the Joint Appropriations Committee that money for recruiting, nutrition and other program…
Joint Appropriations Committee Considers Budget
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee are scheduled to wrap up their work on Gov. Matt Mead’s budget recommendations. Rep. Rosie Berger, R-Big Horn, says she expects the committee will finish its work by the end of Friday. Berg…
Lawmaker Questions UW Pay Raise Request
A co-chairman of the Joint Appropriations Committee questioned University of Wyoming officials about their budget request for pay raises. The committee is reviewing budgets of UW and other government agencies and programs ahead of next month’s legislative budget session. UW President Tom Buch…
Governor: No Word Back Yet [AUDIO]
Wyoming’s governor took questions from the media on Thursday in another press conference for the state’s chief executive. Gov. Matt Mead, when asked if he had heard anything about the letter he sent to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, the governor said he hadn’t. Mead gave Secret…
Mead Comfortable With Legislative Push-back
Concerns voiced by Wyoming lawmakers in opposition to the Governor’s spending proposals are valid; that from Governor Matt Mead, who met with the Joint Appropriations Committee on Thursday. Mead says there’s rightful concern for fluctuating commodities prices and what that means for th…