CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Wyoming legislative leaders met by teleconference Friday to prepare for a special session to address the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the steps needed to be able to spend the $1.25-billion dollars coming to it from the federal coronavirus relief bill.
. The Legislature’s Management Council did not vote on the two pieces of legislation to be addressed in the special session, choosing instead to prepare them for a final vote at the council’s next meeting this Friday.
The first bill sets up a relief fund for a preliminary, partial distribution of the coronavirus relief money while the second covers a wide range of measures including expanding the state workers’ compensation program to allow employees to make claims if they get COVID-19.