Special session eyed to allocate federal relief funds

CHEYENNE – What can cash-strapped Wyoming do with $1.3 billion from the federal government?

Plenty, if you ask members of the Wyoming Legislature. Yet lawmakers are hesitant to say such a windfall can solve the current budget crisis. It will take time to fully understand the restrictions on spending, they say, and could be months before the specifics are understood well enough to act on — a delay that may necessitate a special legislative session this spring or summer, according to Speaker of the House Eric Barlow (R-Gillette).

On March 11, President Joe Biden signed a massive, $1.9 tr...


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