State revenue drop sends city hunting for savings
With a revenue stream aimed at shoring up Wyoming municipalities dwindling, Sundance looks to tighten its belt
March 14, 2019
As the Legislature was not able to fulfill Governor Matt Mead’s promise of an extra $25 million for towns and counties, Mayor Paul Brooks has asked the Sundance City Council to take a different approach this go-around as budgeting season begins.
There is “absolutely no additional funding coming from the state,” said Brooks, explaining that the money for counties and municipalities remains capped at the level it has been for the past few years. It would have been nice to see an inflation-related increase, he said, but in fairness oil dropped again from $80 to $50 per barrel and it seem...