Wyoming's Permanent Mineral Trust Fund contains roughly $7 billion. It continues to fill even fuller as lawmakers try to slash hundreds of millions of dollars from public education funding.

While the Senate looks to slash education, a House proposal would modernize revenue streams to put less toward savings and more toward schools

The two chambers will meet next week to negotiate a solution. At stake is whether Wyoming will take a more modern approach that saves public schools, or whether it will stubbornly keep pouring money into savings and decimate education.

Senate passes oil and gas tax break while Wyoming faces a budget crisis

The Senate's cuts to education are apparently their way of paying for tax breaks for oil and gas companies.
The Legislature's 2018 budget session is a trainwreck for Wyoming schools.

The Legislature’s education funding debate is on track for public school disaster

Conflicting egos, draconian cuts, and a staunch refusal to raise new revenues spell disaster for Wyoming education.

Senate budget proposes $130 million in cuts to Wyoming schools

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The proposed cuts, on top of the $77 million the Legislature has already cut from public education over the past two years, would be devastating to Wyoming schools and communities.
The Wyoming constitution forbids cuts of the magnitude that Charles Scott (L) and Affie Ellis (R) want to see, so they want to change the constitution to make their cuts legal.

Amendments to defund Wyoming schools pass Senate committee

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The Wyoming State Senate wants education funding cuts so big that lawmakers know the Supreme Court will reject them. So, two senators are trying to change the constitution to make their cuts to public schools legal.

Senate Education Committee backs meager measure to promote state-supported early childhood education

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Wyoming is one of the few states that doesn't fund early childhood education. A proposed bill won't change that—but it at least moves us in the right direction.
The former Senate President's shadiness earned him the nickname "Back-door Bebout"

Back-door Bebout reassigns public school defunding bill to a friendlier committee

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Senate President Eli Bebout (R-Riverton) on Monday reassigned…
Wyoming's Permanent Mineral Trust Fund contains roughly $7 billion. It continues to fill even fuller as lawmakers try to slash hundreds of millions of dollars from public education funding.

How to cut Wyoming’s education budget shortfall in half without raising taxes or drawing money from savings

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Wyoming lawmakers who want to cut public education talk like…