Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature are hearing the budget bill that lays out recommendations for state spending over the next two years. The Wyoming House and Senate began hearing presentations Tuesday afternoon from the chairmen of the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee. The committee has recommended a $3.2 billion state funds
budget for the 2-year funding cycle that begins in July. The proposed budget bill includes no funding for state employee raises over the next two years. State lawmakers are holding the lid on spending in the face of falling natural gas prices that promise to cut into state revenues.