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Governor signs bill to provide $105 million in state funds to Wyoming counties, cities and towns

Jennie and Gov. Mark Gordon before the State of the State speech. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. ― Over fiscal years 2021 and 2022, Wyoming counties and municipalities will receive a share of $105 million in direct distribution dollars from the state.

Governor Mark Gordon signed Senate File 57 into law on Tuesday, March 10. Cities, counties and towns will receive two payments each fiscal year.

The amount of each payment could change depending on the distribution formula described in the bill. Payments will be made on Aug. 15 and Jan. 15 of each fiscal year. The next fiscal year begins on July 1.

“The distribution formulas in the bill are the same formulas that were utilized for the direct distributions to cities and towns and to counties in the 2019-2020 biennium, with the exception of the flat distributions for cities and towns,” the Wyoming Legislative Service Office says. “The flat distribution for cities and towns with a population of 35 or less is increased from $10,000 to $15,000 and the flat distribution for cities and towns with a population over 35 is increased from $20,000 to $35,000.”