WPR News
8:55 pm
Wed November 10, 2004

Wyoming Overspending?

Cheyenne, Wy – While the state is making nearly 800 million dollars in revenue, the state is actually only able to pay its bills with money it made years earlier. The appropriations committee was told that carry over money---money that was saved from previous years is actually the money legislators are using to balance the budget. State Senator John Schiffer says that means that state revenues are not enough.
Schiffer wants to make legislators aware that all their extra money is coming from a revenue spike that occurred a couple of years ago. While some of the money has been spent on one time projects, Schiffer says it still makes him nervous.