CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Negotiating teams from the Wyoming House and Senate agreed on pay raises for state employees but postponed consideration of whether the state should study possible expansion of the state Medicaid program.
Teams from the House and Senate met at the State Capitol in Cheyenne Wednesday evening to resolve differences in their respective amendments to the budget bill.
They agreed to give executive branch state employees pay raises of roughly 2.4 percent each year of the coming two-year funding cycle. The package would cost nearly $40 million.
They agreed to give school employees lesser raises while requiring them to start paying to help cover the cost of their state retirement.
The conference committee plans to meet Thursday morning whether to investigate possible expansion of the state Medicaid system.
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