Joint Appropriations Committee http://wyomingpublicradio.net en UW worried about losing research faculty http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/uw-worried-about-losing-research-faculty <p>In making a request for pay hikes for University of Wyoming faculty and staff before the legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee, University Vice President for Research, Bill Gern, spent a considerable amount of time discussing some of the major research faculty who are leaving U-W.&nbsp;</p><p>Gern says they have lost or are losing up to 20 key faculty members who are taking their research dollars with them.&nbsp; He says recent budget cuts have made it difficult for the University to keep some of these faculty...and their departure has a major impact on U-W.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:50:34 +0000 Bob Beck 51227 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UW worried about losing research faculty Lawmakers still worried about Wyoming’s revenue picture http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/lawmakers-still-worried-about-wyoming-s-revenue-picture <p>The main revenue forecasting arm for the state of Wyoming called 2013 a solid year economically.&nbsp; Thanks to investments it means the state raised almost 350 million dollars over projections.&nbsp; But the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group or CREG says while this is great news, problems may be on the horizon. The legislative committee tasked with developing the state’s budget wants to be cautious.&nbsp; Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports…</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:08:30 +0000 Bob Beck 49644 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Lawmakers still worried about Wyoming’s revenue picture JAC votes to improve courtroom safety http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/jac-votes-improve-courtroom-safety <p>The Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee has voted to support setting up a matching fund to help pay for courtroom safety.</p><p></p><p>Counties could apply for matching funds and the money would be approved by the state loan and investment board.&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kite says there are serious safety concerns in some of the state’s courtrooms and it’s a matter of time before there is an incident.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:47:16 +0000 Bob Beck 49074 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net JAC votes to improve courtroom safety Appropriations committee supports cost adjustment for school salaries http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/appropriations-committee-supports-cost-adjustment-school-salaries <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a lengthy discussion, the Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee voted to support a two-percent external cost adjustment for public schools.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:14:22 +0000 Bob Beck 49057 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Appropriations committee supports cost adjustment for school salaries Legislators say increased budget over last decade was justified http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/legislators-say-increased-budget-over-last-decade-was-justified <p>As the legislature considers cutting budgets next month, some members are taking issue with comments that the state has doubled its budget over the last ten years.&nbsp; Incoming House Appropriations Chairman Steve Harshman says the state spent money on things ranging from the Hathaway Scholarship to improving neglected infrastructure across the state.&nbsp; Harshman says some of that spending also went into funds that should help the state in future years.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:55:51 +0000 Bob Beck 34154 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Legislators say increased budget over last decade was justified Governor Mead Says Budget May Need Reevaluation http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/governor-mead-says-budget-may-need-reevaluation <p>Governor Matt Mead says falling natural gas prices make this a good time to reevaluate his proposed budget. In December, the governor submitted his budget, which asked agencies to present a two-percent cut to their budgets. That budget was based on natural gas prices which were nearly $3.50 per MCF at the time.</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 22:14:13 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 18081 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Governor Mead Says Budget May Need Reevaluation