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Wyoming Supreme Court Opinion on Capitol Renovation

The Wyoming Supreme Court has rendered an opinion on the lawsuit filed by Treasurer Gordon concerning the Capitol Square project.  The court ruled that the legislation concerning the project was unconstitutional on its face and ordered the District Court to proceed according to the Supreme Court ruling.  The order was a strongly worded order to the dismissal of the case by Judge Campbell.

“It is therefore ordered and adjudged for the reasons stated in the opinion herein this
day delivered and filed that the judgment of the said district court be, and the same hereby
is, reversed, and the case is remanded for proceedings consistent with the opinion.”

The main contract in the case is a contract with JE Dunn that was not competitively bid using a process that is described in an earlier posting by Equality State Taxpayers Association.

Read the Opinion of the Supreme Court and the Order to the District Court.

K-12 Funding Information Provided by Rep. Jennings

The following information has been provided by Representative Mark Jennings regarding K-12 funding. The questions were from Rep. Jennings to the Wyoming Legislative Services Office (LSO), and the answers are provided as written from the LSO. How much per student does the state spend on K-12 education.? For school year 2016-2017, this amount is approximately… Continue Reading

Fiscal Impacts from Government Vacancies

The following information has been provided by Representative Mark Jennings and is a response from the Legislative Services Office regarding the fiscal impacts on freezes to existing governmental vacancies. “…in the 2017 General Session the Governor and the Legislature reduced 167 positions (157 full-time and 10 part-time) resulting in savings of approximately $18 million general funds… Continue Reading