WPR News
4:02 am
Wed November 3, 2004

Voters Pass Amendents A and B

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming voters have approved a constitutional
amendment dealing with local government spending for economic
development projects.
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
poorer districts.
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.