Contact Us

How Dependent is Wyoming on Federal Funding Compared to Other States?

Money & Capitol Hill
Ingram Publishing

It may come as no surprise that our State government is more dependent on federal funding than individuals living in the state. As of recently, we have seen some large budget cuts for Game and Fish, and in Public Education.

WalletHub did a study, 2017’s Most & Least Federally Dependent States, to see if low tax rates also correlated with large government subsidies. They wanted to know if the support from the U.S. helped lower taxes. It painted a different picture than just looking at tax rates (which Wyoming ranked the 9th best in the nation.)

Compared to the rest of the United States, Wyoming’s State government ranked as the 12th most dependent on federal dollars. As for the individuals in Wyoming, they were ranked smack-dab in the middle at 26th most dependent. Overall, Wyoming ranked 19th most attached to the government’s money.

Source: WalletHub

Best of The River 107.9

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theriver1079.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for River Rewards quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive River Rewards contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.