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  • Panel proposes $5M for housing

    Mary Steurer, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 26, 2023

    CASPER — Urged to do something about the state’s lagging housing stock, a legislative committee voted last Tuesday to set aside $5 million for a new infrastructure grant. The grant, which would be funded by Wyoming’s remaining American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) relief money, is a kind of counter-offer to one of Gov. Mark Gordon’s December budget proposals. In a letter to the Joint Appropriations Committee, Gordon originally asked for $15 million in relief money for unmet housing needs. The plan, at the time, was to use the funds to create a grant...

  • Census: Wyoming deaths exceed births

    Mary Steurer, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Dec 29, 2022

    CASPER — For the first time in at least a century, Wyoming recorded more deaths than births over a year-long period, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The state reported 6679 deaths between July 2021 and July 2022 compared to 6,189 births. In a census data table dating back to 1922 compiled by the Wyoming Department of Health, it’s the only year where deaths overtook births. According to a report published by the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division, 23 other states also recorded more deaths than births from July 2021 to Jul...