Governor Gordon's Recommended Supplemental Budget for BFY 23/24

Wyoming operates on a two-year budget. In 2022, the Legislature passed the two-year budget for the State of Wyoming. During the upcoming legislative session, agencies that are in need of additional funds can prepare a supplemental budget request. The process to request these funds is the same as for the standard budget. However, not all agencies will have a request and those that have an exception request for funds if approved will be in addition to what was approved in 2022. This year the Governor will recommend $210.9M in agency exception requests. He will present this Supplemental Budget to the Joint Appropriations Committee on Dec 8, 2022.

 

The Governor can recommend funding in addition to the agency requests. These are presented in letters from the Governor to the Joint Appropriations Committee separately from the Governor's Supplemental Budget presentation. This year the Governor’s letter will be presented on December 14, 2022.

 

Below is an overview of the Governor’s letters he plans to present in December. 

 

What is ARPA?

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the 117th Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021.

 

This federal legislation provided the State of Wyoming $1,068,484,768 and is split out in two tranches of $534,242,384.

 

These are one-time federal funds and some could be used to offset revenue losses the State incurred in 2020. Wyoming has $584M in qualified revenue replacement funds. Much of those are being used to prevent further or future budget cuts. The remaining dollars were dealt with in Senate File 0066, Senate Enrolled Act No. 0020 of the 2022 Budget Session.

 

The amount of  ARPA dollars appropriated thus far are represented by the red portion of the appropriated bar graph.

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