Representative Rosie Berger


2016 Legislative Session Wrap Up

Majority of the Wyoming State Legislature
 
2016 Legislative Session Wrap Up

All, 

In addition to the Week 4 wrap up on the legislative session, I wanted to provide you with some resources on the 2016 Budget Session that may be of use in the future. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Rosie

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Weekly Roundup - February 15, 2016

WEEKLY ROUNDUP

Majority of the Wyoming State Legislature
 
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 15

(This document is the work of Representative Rosie Berger along with Kristin Walker)

UPDATED VERSION: SF 0081 - School capital construction - charter school leases. The bill did NOT FAIL in the Senate.

The second week of the 2016 Legislative session heavily focused on the presentation and amending of the budget bill. The House of Representatives introduced over 90 amendments to the budget bill. The Senate introduced over 70. The following summary highlights a few of the major issues of the week.

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Legislature Can't Take Rain Check on Making Tough Decisions Today

We’ve all heard the news: it’s raining in Wyoming.

Falling energy prices have resulted in fewer jobs and declining revenues for local and state government. Over the next few years, Wyoming is expected to face an over $600 million shortfall in anticipated revenues.

In Wyoming, 66% of our budget (FY2015) is derived from current and historic mineral production. Declining energy prices coupled with efforts in Washington to regulate Wyoming energy out of existence, make our budget future anything but certain. It is estimated that federal regulations surrounding natural gas, and changes in the oil and coal markets, have resulted in over $300 million in financial losses for Wyoming...

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Weekly Roundup - February 8, 2016

WEEKLY ROUNDUP

Majority of the Wyoming State Legislature
 
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8

(This document is the work of Representative Rosie Berger along with Kristin Walker)

The first week of the 2016 Legislative session moved quickly as everyone settled in and got to work in this 20-day budget session. With more than 170 bills to consider in the House and 108 in the Senate, this session is bound to be a busy one.  And that doesn’t include the main bill of this session - the budget bill. The following summary highlights a few of the major issues of the week.

 

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