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From the Desk of Senate President Ogden Driskill

Senate budget prioritizes cuts over state needs. But there’s still time for compromise

Last week, the Wyoming Legislature marked the halfway point, or “crossover,” of the 67th Budget Session. Both the Senate and House worked late nights to complete final readings of our respective budget bills, which will now head to joint committees for further negotiations.

There’s a lot of work to get done, and the hardest is still ahead.

Media reported last week that there is a “massive fiscal rift” between the Senate and House budget bills – about a $900 million difference. This owes to a hard right turn by some members of the Senate and others willing to go along to get along.

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