Legislative Update on Education Funding

On Wednesday, Governor Matt Mead delivered his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the 64th Wyoming Legislature.
The Governor shared his priorities for the legislative session, including K-12 education funding, his energy and water initiatives, the budget and economic development.
On education funding, Governor Mead pointed out the projected shortfall beginning in the 2019-20 biennium in school operations is $1.5 billion over six years.
He again asked the Legislature to consider forming a task force or other committee that includes the public, educators, school boards and parents.

State Senator Dave Kinskey weighed in on the educational funding issue during a break in the Wyoming Senate action yesterday and had this to say…

One option that was part of the Wyoming K-12 Education Funding Deficit White Paper released in late December would not have the Senator’s support…

The 64th state legislature is completing its first week later today.

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