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Gordon unveils proposed $2.3 billion budget

CHEYENNE - Gov. Mark Gordon proposed a balanced general fund budget of nearly $2.3 billion for the 2023-24 biennium Monday that will be considered by the Wyoming Legislature during the 2022 budget session.

Recommendations for state agency funding compared to the previous budget stayed flat, but close to $453 million is proposed to be allocated to the Legislative Stabilization Reserve Account, better known as the "rainy-day fund." This was made possible by the use of American Rescue Plan funds as a replacement for general fund dollars, and is intended to help prevent future distribution cuts...