Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee Rejects Asking for Special Session
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee (JAC) has voted against asking for a special session to address Wyoming's financial woes.
The decision Wednesday came a day after Governor Matt Mead detailed about $248 million in budget cuts.
The JAC doesn't have the ability to initiate a special session on its own, but must ask the Legislature's Management Council to request one.
The two Democrats on the JAC were the only ones to vote in favor of a special session.
Democratic Representative Cathy Connolly, of Laramie, said the Legislature would be able to free up some money that was not available to Mead.
But Republicans on the committee said they believed Mead's cuts were sufficient until the next regular legislative session in 2017.