Sheridan County Nets Millions from Governor's Signed Budget

State Representative John Patton -- Courtesy Photo

As reported earlier, Wyoming's Governor Matt Mead has signed the $3.3 billion budget bill that will cover state funding for the coming two years.

The budget bill includes a little less than $80 million for state employee salary increases. Executive branch employees and workers at the University of Wyoming will see raises averaging about 2.4 percent a year and employees in the state's K-12 school system will see raises that are slightly lower.

The budget bill also calls for $175 million in payments to local governments. In a phone call at mid-day today, State Representative John Patton said Sheridan will receive just under $4 million in state funds over the next two years. The Sheridan Republican said that's up from the $2.4 million the city received in 2012-13. He said Sheridan County will receive just over $10 million in state funds during the next two years.