BREAKING: House squeezes $15 million more out of capitol

By on February 18, 2016

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Local representatives helped eke out a little more money the state doles out to counties and municipalities. House Bill 51 originally called for a $90 million payout to local governments. That’s half of the $183 million received by Jackson/Teton County for the past two years.

But as local government officials like Ruth Ann Petroff lobbied lawmakers, HB51 was amended earlier today to reflect a proposed increase to $105 million.

There will still be hard times ahead, warned Shelley Simonton of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities.

Payroll cuts, wage freezes, and layoffs are still a strong possibility across the state in many towns and counties, but the $15 million boost is good news.

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