WPR News
4:53 pm
Wed October 20, 2004

Coffers Continue to Fill for State Government

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming's revenue outlook continues to be very positive. The figures from October show the forecast for the general fund this year up $42 million dollars from projections in January. Governor Dave Freudenthal says it is important to keep putting money into the Permanent Mineral Trust Fund, which has been used to keep taxes low, but he says that needs to be balanced with the effort to expand the economy for today and the future. Freudenthal says he would like to use the extra revenue at the University of Wyoming, in local communities and to protect wildlife. The bad news from the latest economic figures is that Wyoming should see 23 million less dollars than last year though last year was an exceptionally good year for state revenue.