Laramie, Wy – Wyoming voters have approved a constitutional
amendment dealing with local government spending for economic
With 89 percent of precincts reporting, Amendment B had 66
percent "yes" votes and 34 percent "no" votes.
The measure allows the Legislature to give local governments
more leeway in spending money on job-creation projects.
A separate ballot measure was also ahead but was close.
With 89 percent of precincts reporting, Amendment A had 56
percent yes and 44 percent no.
The measure would allow the state to collect more money from
school districts rich with mineral wealth and redistribute it to
For a constitutional amendment to pass, it needs a majority of
votes cast in the general election.
Voters who do not cast a vote either way for an amendment are
counted as no votes. Sometimes an amendment will fail even though
it receives more than half the votes cast on the ballot question.