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‘Wyoming Sense’ website provides budget transparency to the budget

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Governor Mark Gordon announced the launch of a new Wyoming Sense website on Friday, Nov. 22.

The website intends to offer “the public an easy way to access information about his recommended state budget,” the governor’s office said.

“Site visitors can dive into the allocation of dollars to all state agencies and gain an understanding of the different funding streams that each utilizes,” the announcement adds. “The Governor sees the website as a valuable tool for taxpayers, allowing them to better understand how public funds are used.”

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The website allows people to take a look at Gordon’s proposed budget for the upcoming 2021-22 biennium. If the legislature approves changes to the budget proposal, the website will be updated.

The legislature’s budget session will take place from Feb. 10 to March 12, 2020.

Wyoming Sense will provide Wyoming citizens insight and clarity to our budgeting process, which can sometimes be confusing,” Governor Gordon said. “This initiative continues my efforts to increase transparency of our state government. It makes sense for Wyoming’s citizens to know and understand who provides Wyoming’s income, and how taxpayer dollars are being spent.”