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Supplemental Budget Hearings Begin This Week

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The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee will conduct supplemental budget hearings beginning this week. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Budget Hearings

The supplemental budget hearings and mark-up will take place at the State Capitol in Cheyenne Thursday and Friday, and on December 12 through the 16. A live video stream of the hearings will be available on the Wyoming Legislature’s YouTube channel. The hearings are scheduled to begin at 8 am each day. State Senator Dave Kinskey is Chairman of the Joint Appropriations Committee and says that inflation will play a role at the supplemental budget hearings and at next month’s General Session.

Senator Kinskey

According to the Wyoming Legislative Service Office, each state agency or department making a supplemental budget request will appear before the JAC during the budget hearings. A supplemental budget request occurs in the event an agency believes it needs additional funding or for purposes of funding reductions to the agency’s approved 2023- 2024 biennial budget. Once the hearings are complete, the Committee will then “work” the budgets and approve, deny, or modify each request. The full Legislature will debate and approve the supplemental budget during the 2023 General Session, which convenes on January 10.

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