Cheyenne, WY – State lawmakers say the legislative session that begins Tuesday will have a lot to do with money and how to prioritize spending.
Lawmakers meanwhile expect to debate how much to invest in the state savings account, the Permanent Mineral Trust Fund. Last year, the Legislature allocated 200 (M) million dollars for the trust fund in two payments this year and a third next year.
Various spending priorities heading into the session include roads, health care, child care, local government aid and community colleges.
Wyoming has enjoyed a budget surplus in the hundreds of (M) millions heading into the past few legislative sessions. This year is unlikely to be an exception. Just how big this year's surplus is
expected be revealed in a state finances report due out this week.
At least one bill has nothing to do with spending. That's a proposal to exempt Wyoming from daylight savings time.