CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature have finished plowing through dozens of amendments to the state's general budget bill.
Legislative leaders say both the Wyoming House and Senate finished the amendment process on Friday evening with bills that call for funding 2-percent pay raises for most state employees. The two houses differ on whether state employees should have to pick up the increased cost of their retirement contributions.
Both houses call for putting up $175 million for local government funding.
House Speaker Tom Lubnau and Senate President Tony Ross said Friday that conference committee will start working to resolve differences in the bills next week.
The $3.3 billion general funds budget bill will fund state government operations for the two-year period beginning July 1.
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